Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 516
    (5 Credit Hours; 1 or 2 Semesters)

    General principles of the law of the United States Constitution; judicial function in constitutional matters; federal authority, separation of powers and the powers of the states; particular attention to the commerce clause, due process, and equal protection. A grade is entered on the student’s transcript for each term of the course. Required for graduation.

  • LAW 707
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. Discussion of selected current constitutional issues (with consideration given to areas of particular student interest). Information regarding the focus of a particular section of the course will be provided with course schedules. May include preparation of appropriate student research papers, which will satisfy the upper level writing requirement. Interested students should consult the New and Revised Courses information for the term in which the course is offered for information on the focus of the course in that term.

  • LAW 501
    (6 Credit Hours through 2004-2005; 2 Semesters. 5 Credit Hours beginning Fall 2005; 2 Semesters)

    Formation, offer, acceptance, and consideration; performance and excuse for nonperformance; breach and damages; third party beneficiaries; assignment of rights and delegation of duties; statute of frauds; contract integration rule; illegal contracts and public policy; unconscionability; discharge.  A grade is entered on the student’s transcript for each semester of the course.  Required for graduation.  Offered through 2011-12 academic year.

  • LAW 511
    (4 Credit Hours)

    The Contracts course covers the basic components of contract law: contract formation (offer, acceptance, and consideration/promissory estoppel), contract interpretation and performance, defenses to enforcement, and remedies. Required for graduation. Offered beginning Fall 2012.

  • LAW 658
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course is designed for the general practitioner as well as for those who intend to specialize in the practice of intellectual property law. It is directed to the study of the patent, trademark and copyright laws, to the procedures undertaken before the various federal and state administrative agencies for obtaining patents, trademarks and copyrights, and to the protection and enforcement afforded such intellectual property by the federal and state laws and the courts.

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