Course Descriptions

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 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 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