Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 827
    (Fall or Spring: 4 Credit Hours (16 hours/week) or 6 Credit Hours (24 hours/ week); Summer: 3 Credit Hours (24 hours/week) or 5 Credit Hours (40 hours))

    General Counsel externships are placements in the general counsel offices of corporations and other entities including public interest, governmental, nonprofit or for-profit organizations. General Counsel offices advise their organizations on legal issues that arise. Externs experiences will vary depending on the particular organization or entity. Their duties generally will include researching legal issues, participating in strategy meetings, and assessing alternative approaches to the legal problems presented.
    For more information about a general counsel externship, contact Nancy Erhardt (216) 687-6871 or n.erhardt@csuohio.edu.
    Students interested in an externship placement not listed above should see the following section on Independent Externships (LAW 805).

  • LAW 818
    (1 Credit Hour; may be elected twice)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of Global Business Law Review Editorial Board. Writing and editing for publication in the Global Business Law Review. Course credit for participation as a member of the Global Business Law Review Board of Editors for up to two semesters. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

  • LAW 821
    (1 Credit Hour)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of Global Business Law Review Editorial Board. Service as editor-in-chief of the Global Business Law Review entitles a student to one credit in addition to the credit earned in Global Business Law Review (LAW 818).

  • LAW 817
    (Fall or Spring: 4 Credit Hours (16 hours/week) or 6 Credit Hours (24 hours/week); Summer: 3 Credit Hours ( 24 hours/week) or 5 Credit Hours (40 hours))

    The Government/Public Interest externships are placements with public interest, governmental, nonprofit or for-profit entity (but not a law firm engaged in the private practice of law). These externships are in numerous subject areas: civil, criminal, education, health, immigration, labor/employment, and tax. They are also in wide variety of types of legal practices: litigation, in-house counsel, court. During an externship a student may have the opportunity to delve into substantive areas of law, investigate claims, research and write motions or briefs, draft contracts, and participate in hearings, observe trails, settlement conferences, and negotiations. For more information about our current externship placements, students should refer to the externship placement website: https://www.law.csuohio.edu/careerplanning/externships/placements.

    For more information about a government or public interest externship, contact Nancy Erhardt at (216) 687-6871 or n.erhardt@csuohio.edu.

  • LAW 617
    (2 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Health Care Law, LAW 686, highly recommended but not required. Compliance professionals, most of whom are lawyers, are among the most sought-after professionals in the country, with more positions available than persons with the training and expertise to fill those positions. This course will provide an introduction to compliance with statutes, regulations and internal requirements generally with an emphasis on compliance in the health care industry. This course will cover the following topics: defining and understanding compliance, the essential elements of an effective compliance program, organizational steps necessary to achieve compliance and understanding where compliance fits into the various aspects of the health care industry. The course will also touch on the major substantive areas that require intense compliance activity, although the students will be presumed to have a basic working understanding of those statutes and regulations from a previous health care law course. Students will learn how to ensure that clients comply with the appropriate laws and regulations including: the CMS Regulations, the False Claims Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Act, HIPAA, the Stark Law, and the federal sentencing guidelines. Grades will be based on (1) a final exam and (2) class participation.

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