Course Descriptions

LAW 2500 ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY (3 credits)
This course will provide an overview of environmental law, regulation and international policies, focused on those areas that directly impact on commercial and industrial enterprise. The course will also help students understand the relationship between environmental protection and societal, political, economic and ethical concerns that shape regulatory policy.
Prerequisites: NSC 2200 and MGT 2400

LAW 2800 MOCK TRIAL I (1 credit)
Emphasis is placed on building the skills necessary to compete in American Mock Trial Association Invitational Tournaments. Each student will be a part of a team responsible for the development of a case to be tried in a court of law including opening statement, introduction of testimony, physical, and demonstrative evidence, direct and cross examination of witnesses, closing arguments, etc. Students will participate in competitions both on and off campus.

LAW 2810 MOCK TRIAL II (2 credits)
Emphasis is on continuing development of skills necessary to compete in regional American Mock Trial Association Invitational Tournaments. Students who have taken LAW 2800 will have already competed at invitational tournaments sponsored by the American Mock Trial Association. During this course, as a member of the Regional Team, students will perform the same skills introduced in the LAW 2800 course at a higher level. Students will participate in competitions both on and off campus.
Prerequisite: LAW 2800

LAW 2820 MOCK TRIAL III (2 credits)
Emphasis is on continuing development of skills necessary to compete in the national American Mock Trial Association Invitational Tournament. Students who have taken LAW 2800 will have competed at Invitational Tournaments and those who have taken LAW 2810 will have competed at the Regional Tournament. During this course, as a member of the Regional, National and Championship Team(s), students will consistently perform the skills introduced in LAW 2800 andLAW 2801 at a higher level reflecting their prior experience. Students will participate in competitions both on and off campus.
Prerequisites: LAW 2800 and 2810

LAW 3000 BUSINESS LAW I (3 credits)
Basic principles of law applicable to the business world emphasizing ethics, the U.S. judicial system, contracts, sales, property, agency, and business organizations. The goal of the course is to provide the basic knowledge and understanding of legal theories and practical applications of rules/laws as they pertain to the decision-making aspects of administration and professional conduct in business.

LAW 3025 BUSINESS LAW FOR ACCOUNTING MAJORS (3 credits)
The course will focus on two main areas. First, the course will undertake a critical exploration and examination of the regulation of the accounting profession. This will include research, application, and evaluation of the regulation of for-profit financial accounting, auditing of private and public entities, not-for-profit financial accounting, and taxation. Second, students will focus on specific areas of business law most applicable to the practicing accountant, including business organizations, securities law, and professional liability. Additionally, basic principles of law applicable to the business world, emphasizing contracts and sales, as well as period after sales, bailments, negotiable instruments, agency, partnerships, corporations, insurance, and real estate will be examined.

LAW 3026 BUSINESS LAW FOR ACCOUNTING MAJORS (1 credit)
The course will focus on specific areas of business law most applicable to the practicing accountant, including business organizations, securities law, and professional liability. Additionally, basic principles of law applicable to the business world, emphasizing contracts and sales, as well as period after sales, bailments, negotiable instruments, agency, partnerships, corporations, insurance, and real estate will be examined.
Prerequisite: LAW 3000

LAW 3050 BUSINESS LAW II (3 credits)
An in-depth study of law with special emphasis on those points of law that would be of particular importance to students planning careers in accounting, especially those considering qualifying as Certified Public Accountants. Provides students with the basic knowledge and understanding of legal theories and practical applications of rules/laws as they pertain to the decision-making aspects of administration and professional conduct of business, especially in the accounting industry.
Prerequisite: LAW 3000 or LAW 3025

LAW 3500 COMMERCIAL AND REAL ESTATE LAW (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of real estate transactions and acquisitions for commercial real estate, including site selection, appraisals, purchase contracts, lease negotiations and contracts, mortgage financing, loan documentation, escrows and titles. Transactions related to franchise agreements will be a specific feature of the course.
Prerequisite: LAW 3000

LAW 3850 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credits)
Various topics in law. These may be one-time or occasional course offerings.
Prerequisite: Dependent on specific course content

LAW 4050 INTERNATIONAL LAW (3 credits)
Overview of the international legal environment, including an emphasis on common and code law systems and their impact on the conduct of international business. Explores international jurisdiction, world legal agreements and bodies, treaty agreements, and treaty law.
Prerequisites: LAW 3000 and ECN 3000