LGLS 3020 Introduction to the Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours, CSP 1, 6
Description

This course is an introduction to the law, a multifaceted and broad discipline which affects and is affected by every aspect of our society. The course provides an overview of the legal system, sources of law, and legal analytical models. In addition, the course covers specific applications of law from the environment to business to personal relationships. Legal case analysis and legal research are components of the class.

LGLS 4030 The Legal Process
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106 or LGLS 3020 or consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours, CPS 1, 6
Description

Students will study the legal process and the primary actors in that process: lawyers, judges, and clients. The course will utilize a variety of resources and learning techniques, including propular fiction and non-fiction books and movies as well as guest speakers and extensive class discussion. The course will be on particular benefit to current and future businesspeople who want to be better able to manage their businesses’ inevitable encounters with the law and lawyers. This benefit will flow from students gaining a better understanding of the legal process, the role of the primary actors in the process, how they think and act, and why.

LGLS 4050 Legal Transactions and Risk
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours, CSP 1, 6
Description

This course examines legal transactions in the corporate environment (from the formation of contracts and sales agreements to the use of commercial paper, secured transactions, bankruptcy, and insurance) to create legal certainty, strategically manage corporate risk, and comply with the increased internal controls imposed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

LGLS 4060 Internet Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106 or LGLS 3020 (not both), or consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours, CSP 1, 6,7
Description

This course examines how the U.S. legal system is evolving to accomodate the Internet’s impact on business practices, society and values. The course covers a wide range of Internet-related legal issues including technology and the law, court jurisdiction over Interent-related business activities, intellectual property, e-commerce, taxation of Internet sales, privacy in cyberspace, on-line defamation, information security, cyber-crimes, and government regulation of Internet services. Emphasis is placed on developing legal doctrines and their application to Internet-based business activities.

LGLS 4080 Legal Issues in International Business
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course addresses the business and legal issues of international trade and private commercial transactions and associated concerns. The course covers all types of international business transactions: import/export, distributorships, technology transfers, and foreign direct investment. The course also addresses the international regulation of trade and international dispute resolution. Students will learn practical strategies for negotiating international contracts, working with overseas agents and partners, protecting intellectual property rights, and managing cross-cultural, commercial, political, and other concerns in international transactions.

LGLS 4389 Directed Readings in Legal Studies
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106, consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description
LGLS 4490 Real Estate Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course is designed to provide the business student with a background in the nature, sources, and basic principles of modern real estate law. Topics include real property law, sales transaction contracts, general agency law, deeds and titles, methods of transferring title to real estate, mortgages, liens, land use control, landlord/tenant relationships, and legal analysis through traditional and electronic databases.