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LGLS 2020 Introduction to Law and Risk: Using Law to Manage Risks
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Description

This course is an introduction to law and risk. It will focus on the understanding, quantifying and developing strategies for managing the legal risks faced by individuals, households, organizations and society. The law plays a significant role in managing and reducing risk. To thrive in the 21st century, individuals, households, organizations and society must know, understand and strategically use the law to both minimize risk and add security and value. This course introduces you the legal system and sources of laws to teach students to identify risks and gain knowledge of the law, while also providing you with an overview of interrelationship of law and risk.

LGLS 3020 Introduction to the Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
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 3040 Consumer Risk: Law & Advocacy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours or consent of instructor
Description

This course is a survey of statutes and cases protecting consumers in the national marketplace. Students learn how to advocate for their rights, with common problems of everyday life, including: landlord-tenant, health insurance, and other contract disputes, car dealership scams, fixing bad credit, debt collection, consumer fraud, data breaches, and identity theft. Ultimately, participants are taught how to effectively document proof, file a mall claims court lawsuit, and argue their case.

LGLS 3610 Legal and Ethical Analysis of Business Environments-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

The legal environment plays a significant role in facilitating and constraining business activity. To be competitive, American business must understand and strategically use the legal environment to minimize risk and add value to the enterprise. This course provides you with an overview of US statutory, administrative and judicial efforts to regulate business activity in several areas: business entities, corporations and governance, agency and employment law, contract law, tort law, products liability, and the protection of intellectual property. Because strategic responses to competitive pressures may also require managers to make difficult ethical decisions, the course also explores the interrelationship of law, ethics and business.

LGLS 4020 Business Law for Entrepreneurs
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours or consent of instructor
Description

This course will focus on the legal issues that entrepreneurs face when starting and running a business in the global economy. Throughout the course we will focus on various substantive practical areas of law that most impact entrepreneurs such as: establishing ownership structure, related shareholder or membership agreements, other documents which impact ownership structure, sales and lease contracts, loan agreements, raising capital and securities law compliance, venture capital negotiations and agreements, the role of the board of directors, potential roles for an advisory board, debtor-creditor relations, employment law, and Intellectual Property Law.

LGLS 4030 Lawyers and the Legal Profession
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106 or LGLS 3020 or LGLS 3610 or consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
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 4040 Advanced Legal Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106 or LGLS 3020 or LGLS 3610 or Consent of Instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

Building on a prior legal studies or law-related class, LGLS 4040 explores specific legal topics primarily through an analysis of recent federal and state case law, statutes and regulations. Course topics will vary from semester to semester, but the course will always include at lease one “emerging” technology law topic, such as regulating e-scooters, autonomous cars and drones, or the collection and use of biometric information. The course also focuses on improving students’ on-line legal research skills; case and statutory analysis; and legal writing and citation skills by requiring students to write legal arguments and memoranda, case briefs and a formal case analysis paper.

LGLS 4050 Legal Transactions and Risk
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106 or LGLS 3020 or LGLS 3610 or Consent of Instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

Businesses enter into transactions and make decisions under uncertain legal and economic conditions. Contracts, which are used to allocate risk among the contracting parties, can serve as a risk management tool to reduce these legal and economic uncertainties/ This course provides students with an in-depth examination of the common law of contracts, as well as contracts under the UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) and CISG (Convention for International Sale of Goods). Principles of risk and insurance topics are woven throughout the course.

LGLS 4060 Internet Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106 or LGLS 3020 or LGLS 3610 or consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course examines how the U.S. legal system is evolving to accommodate 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 4070 Environmental Risk: Law and Policy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106, or LGLS 3020, or LGLS 3610, or Consent of Instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course will introduce students to the ways in which the law affects how humans and businesses use and interact with the natural environment. Students will learn about the statutory and common law tools that are used to protect the environment and human health. Students will discuss and evaluate the legal, policy , and ethical arguments surrounding how pollution is (or should be) controlled and how the environment is (or should be) protected.

LGLS 4080 Legal Issues in International Business
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106 or LGLS 3610 or Consent of Instructor
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 - 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 2106, consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description
LGLS 4450 Law and Economics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ECON 2106 and BUSA 2106, or LGLS 3610 or Consent of Instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course provides an introduction to the economic analysis of legal issues and explores the relationship of legal institutions and laws to economic efficiency and social goals, such as justice. Topics are chosen from the following: property rights, externalities and environmental controls, administrative processes, crime, contracts and liability (e.g. product liability and medical malpractice), public Utility and antitrust-regulations, individual rights and discrimination.

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.