Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 791
    (2 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course is intended to help students make the transition from instrumental to critical writing. The seminar will guide students through the drafting of some common legal documents as well as a long scholarly paper. Students will build on the first year foundation of legal research skills by exploring many other research sources. The course is designed to provide specific guidance, strategies and techniques for each stage of the writing process, from citation to inspiration. The seminar will deal with editing, proofreading, and, ultimately, advice on achieving publication of the scholarly work. Satisfies third semester of legal writing requirement.

  • LAW 630
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC. The course will consider a broad range of school-related issues, including rights of parents, the role of school boards, tort liability under various state statutes and regulations (including bullying and hazing), employment rights under various state laws, religious and free expression rights for students and employees, privacy rights in schools, school district guidelines for diversity and affirmative action, and constitutional and statutory procedural rights.

  • LAW 660
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC* and Evidence (LAW 661) (may be taken concurrently). This course concentrates on issues dealing with the introduction of expert testimony with particular focus on testimony involving scientific and technical matters. These are among the most interesting and complex evidentiary issues confronting courts today. Experts testify in a wide variety of criminal and civil cases. Their testimony is crucial to determinations of malpractice, competence, identification, valuation of goods and property, causation and to psychological evaluations. During the semester, a number of experts in various fields will address the class, commenting on their area of expertise and discussing cases in which they have given testimony.

  • LAW 603
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites:  RCC*.  The course surveys Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) dealing with the use of personal property as collateral security.  In addition, the parts of the bankruptcy code which affect the enforcement of security agreements in bankruptcy are addressed, as are the sections in UCC Article 8 which deal with security interests in investment securities, and UCC Article 2 dealing with consignments.  Problem solving and legal analysis and reasoning are involved.

  • LAW 655
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. Strongly recommended: Corporations (LAW 692). This course offers a consideration of the state and federal regulation of securities and transactions involving securities, with emphasis upon the creation of a "security," distributions of securities in the formation of capital, trading in securities, and rights associated with being the holder of a security. Careful attention is also given to specialized liabilities associated with transactions involving securities as a matter of both state and federal law. Satisfies administrative law requirement.

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