Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 623
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites:  RCC*.  This course will focus on the function, procedure, and powers of administrative agencies; constitutional and statutory limitations; judicial review and relief from orders and decisions; the administrative process and its role in the development of public policy.  Satisfies the administrative law requirement.

  • LAW 615B
    (2 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. A course designed to sharpen the student’s ability to research complex legal issues, to prepare appellate briefs and to engage in oral argument. Required of students who wish to try out for interscholastic Moot Court Competition. Satisfies third semester of legal writing requirement and skills course requirement.

  • LAW 737
    (1 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Immigration & Nationality Law, LAW 734. This course will focus on specific immigration issues that arise in the business context.

  • LAW 677
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC. This course is designed to build upon basic knowledge of legal resources and provide the foundation needed for advanced legal research. Sources emphasized will include legislative and statutory law, administrative law, judicial authority, and secondary sources. In addition, the course will examine research strategies, cost-effective research techniques, practitioner materials, and interdisciplinary research associated with business, scientific, and technical information. The goal of the course is not only to familiarize the student with particular legal research resources but to also instill in the student how to think about conducting research and to critically analyze research sources. Students will complete a variety of exercises, a mid-term, and a final research project.

  • LAW 691
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course provides an introduction to business associations. Employers and business entities, whether sole proprietorships, partnerships, or large corporations, utilize agents-- especially employees -- to effectuate their business objectives. Agency relationships can be formed intentionally or inadvertently, but regardless how they originate, the law imposes strict duties of conduct on both agents and their principals, and exacts severe penalties for their breach. The course examines the law of agency closely, including vicarious liability for wrongs of another and authority to bind another by assent or representation. Second, the course focuses on the law governing partnerships and addresses the complex intersection of agency and partnership law (i.e., the legal consequences of partners simultaneously being agents for the partnership as well as principals). Because the Uniform Partnership Acts impose numerous legal and economic risks for partners and partnerships, many business entities have reorganized to limit their liability consistent with the structures newly created by state statute, e.g., as a limited liability partnership or limited liability company. These diverse new statutory options for business organization constitute the final focus of the course. Required for the Business Law concentration.

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