Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 654
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC. Special education programming at the local level in the United States is affected significantly by the actions of the federal and state governments. This course provides students with an understanding of the complex network of interrelated federal and state statutory provisions, attendant regulations, and administrative and judicial decisions concerning special education. Instructional topics include the legal basis of education, the importance of the U.S.Constitution, free appropriate education, related services, extended school year, student records discipline, competency testing, discrimination, physical education and athletics, and special education malpractice.

  • LAW 819
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: Participation in the Sports & Entertainment Law Summer Academy and permission of the Academy faculty. Externship placement in a sports or entertainment industry setting arranged through the Sports & Entertainment Law Summer Academy.

  • LAW 656
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. The course will explore the legal evolution of America’s three major sports leagues (Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the National Basketball Association). The course will devote approximately equal time to each of these three major leagues, and compare/contrast the similarities and differences among them from an historical legal perspective. Specifically, the course will evaluate the evolution of the three leagues, and examine how Supreme court and other courts’ landmark decisions have affected the path of their progress.

  • LAW 698
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Tax I (LAW 607); Tax II (LAW 697). This course focuses primarily on the Federal income tax consequences of corporate ownership reorganizations. It explores corporate combinations, including taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, corporate divisions (spin-offs, split-offs, and split-ups), as well as rearrangements of the capital structure of a single corporation, such as through recapitalizations and stock dividends. It also explores the carryover of tax attributes after corporate combinations

  • LAW 607
    (4 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course provides an introduction to Federal income taxation of the individual, including the concepts of income, deductions, capital transactions, income splitting and tax accounting; use of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations; and principles of statutory interpretation, including use of legislative histories, court decisions and administrative rulings.

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