Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 646
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course provides an overview of legal and economic problems in the public control of corporate market power, focusing on the legal (and occasionally economic) significance of price fixing, boycotts, monopolization, franchising restrictions, and mergers. Students will examine how courts evaluate business practices and/or corporate structure.

  • LAW 633
    (2 Or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. The nature, law and practice of arbitration of disputes and claims of various types with an emphasis on labor arbitration. Satisfies skills course requirement.

  • LAW 659
    (2 Or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course reviews both policy issues and practical applications of selected areas of the law that relate to the creation, display, reproduction, sale, resale and taxation of works of fine art. The areas we will explore are: limitations on the freedom of visual expression, in the form of both government regulation and private causes of action; copyright and trademark law and the fair use doctrine as they apply to visual images and distinctive artistic style; artists’ right to protect their artistic reputation by preserving the integrity and attribution of their works of recognized stature (i.e., droit moral); commercial law issues relating to auctions, consignment sales, and secondary market resales of works of art; limitation of actions against bona fide purchasers of stolen art; and tax considerations relevant to artists, dealers and art collectors.

  • LAW 744
    (1 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Immigration & Nationality Law, LAW 734. The course will examine Asylum Law, including an examination of overseas refugees; the meaning of persecution; issues relating to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, social group, sexual orientation, gender; non state actors; standards of proof; exceptions to eligibility; and the convention against terror.
    Students will be evaluated through a written project, requiring them to analyze a fact pattern according to the principles studied during the semester. The course will not satisfy the upper level writing requirement.

  • LAW 641
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course will explore all aspects of federal banking regulation, from standards for obtaining a bank charter and federal deposit insurance to restrictions on bank activities and bank failure. It will not canvass the commercial law governing bank transfers or payments already covered by Commercial Law, L601. Satisfies the administrative law requirement.

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