Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 652
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. The course on white collar crime is divided into three major sections. First, it considers overarching principles of corporate criminal liability, personal liability in an organizational setting, appropriate sanctions for white collar crimes, and the grand jury process. Second, it examines a number of “generic” offenses, that cut across substantive areas, including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, false statements, perjury, and obstruction of justice. Finally, the course explores more particularized types of white collar offenses such as bribery of public officials, RICO, tax fraud, computer crime, and criminal antitrust violations. The course typically features three or four guest speakers from the local community who either prosecute or defend white collar crime cases.

  • LAW 631
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. The materials insistently question the role of law in the creation and destruction of social and economic conditions that disadvantage women. "Feminist jurisprudence" or "feminist theory" is presented more as an array of alternative approaches to doctrinal issues than as a separate body of thought. Topics covered include "Women and Work," "Women and the Family," and "Women and Their Bodies." Satisfies perspective elective requirement.

  • LAW 651
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. When injuries to employees occur at the workplace, often tort suits against the employer are excluded from the range of available remedial options.  Instead, the worker is confined to the statutorily prescribed administrative remedy of workers’ compensation.  This course explores the injured employee’s remedies at common law and under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and provides and in-depth study of substantive and procedural problems arising under Workers’ Compensation statutes with particular emphasis on Ohio’s distinctive law.  Beginning Fall 2008, satisfies Administrative Law requirement.

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