Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 501
    (6 Credit Hours through 2004-2005; 2 Semesters. 5 Credit Hours beginning Fall 2005; 2 Semesters)

    Formation, offer, acceptance, and consideration; performance and excuse for nonperformance; breach and damages; third party beneficiaries; assignment of rights and delegation of duties; statute of frauds; contract integration rule; illegal contracts and public policy; unconscionability; discharge.  A grade is entered on the student’s transcript for each semester of the course.  Required for graduation.  Offered through 2011-12 academic year.

  • LAW 511
    (4 Credit Hours)

    The Contracts course covers the basic components of contract law: contract formation (offer, acceptance, and consideration/promissory estoppel), contract interpretation and performance, defenses to enforcement, and remedies. Required for graduation. Offered beginning Fall 2012.

  • LAW 658
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course is designed for the general practitioner as well as for those who intend to specialize in the practice of intellectual property law. It is directed to the study of the patent, trademark and copyright laws, to the procedures undertaken before the various federal and state administrative agencies for obtaining patents, trademarks and copyrights, and to the protection and enforcement afforded such intellectual property by the federal and state laws and the courts.

  • LAW 772
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Corporations, LAW 692, or permission of the instructor. This research seminar will allow you to explore a topic in corporate law in more depth than is possible in the basic Corporations course. The course will provide an opportunity to step back and consider the theoretical and policy aspects of basic business law doctrine. Though the readings and preliminary discussions will focus on governance issues, the range of potential topics for your research and writing is very broad. Grades will be based on class participation (including a class presentation) and a final paper. The paper can be used to satisfy the Upper Level Writing Requirement and/or the project requirement for the Business Law concentration.

  • LAW 692
    (4 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. The course concentrates on the following aspects of the modern business corporation: formation; financing; state and federal regulations respecting the issuance of securities and insider trading; governance of the corporation; powers and duties of directors and officers; rights and remedies of shareholders and creditors; dividends and other distributions; and corporate law suits and derivative actions. It also assesses the public policy and social responsibility implications of large scale business enterprises.

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