LAW - Law

LAW 101 Business Law I

Course Description: An introduction to the nature and sources of law; the role of ethics in the legal system; the law of torts and crimes; the law of contracts; and real and personal property law.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

LAW 101 Business Law I

Course Description: An introduction to the nature and sources of law; the role of ethics in the legal system; the law of torts and crimes; the law of contracts; and real and personal property law.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

LAW 214 Introduction to Law and the American Legal System

New Core: Fulfills 4 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Revised Course Description: This course is designed for the non-business major. It serves as an introduction to the nature of law and the American legal system - the judiciary, criminal and tort law, administrative law and federalism.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

LAW 245 Mock Trial Seminar

Course Description:

The Mock Trial Seminar offers students a unique opportunity for both experiential and theoretical learning. Students will rigorously prepare to participate in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Competitions, inter-collegiate tournaments in which students serve in the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a real-life Trial Simulation, and engage in mock trial simulations as part of the classroom experience. Students will develop critical thinking and oral and written communication skills by examining and analyzing legal issues and law relevant to trial simulations. Course Rotation: Fall

3 credits

LAW 303 Constitutional Law

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Course Description: This course serves as an introduction to such concepts as judicial review, federalism, the Bill of Rights, privacy and equal protection.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Odd years. PLV: Fall.

3 credits

LAW 303 Constitutional Law

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Course Description: This course serves as an introduction to such concepts as judicial review, federalism, the Bill of Rights, privacy and equal protection.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Odd years. PLV: Fall.

3 credits

LAW 310 Employment Law

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Course Description: This course reviews the field of law governing the employer/employee relationship including labor management relations; the Civil Rights Act; Affirmative Action; compensation laws; safety and health laws; discrimination laws based on sex and handicap; and specific employment topics such as drug testing, alcohol abuse and employee assistance programs, polygraph exams, employer related immigration laws, wage and hour laws and plant closing legislation.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Fall.

3 credits

LAW 310 Employment Law

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Course Description: This course reviews the field of law governing the employer/employee relationship including labor management relations; the Civil Rights Act; Affirmative Action; compensation laws; safety and health laws; discrimination laws based on sex and handicap; and specific employment topics such as drug testing, alcohol abuse and employee assistance programs, polygraph exams, employer related immigration laws, wage and hour laws and plant closing legislation.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Fall.

3 credits

LAW 312 Business Law II

Prerequisite: LAW 101 and junior standing.

Course Description: An introduction to the law of sales, commercial paper and secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code and the law of surety ship, insurance and consumer protection.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for LAW 312 ( Course : LAW 101 . Minimum Grade of D. )

LAW 316 Legal Environment of Hospitality and Tourism

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Course Description: An examination of the legal and regulatory environment in which the hotel industry operates. Particular attention will be paid to the innkeeper-guest relationship including laws associated with personal and property liability.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring

3 credits

LAW 316 Legal Environment of Hospitality and Tourism

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Course Description: An examination of the legal and regulatory environment in which the hotel industry operates. Particular attention will be paid to the innkeeper-guest relationship including laws associated with personal and property liability.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring

3 credits

LAW 317 Sports and Entertainment Law

The course examines legal relationships in the sports, recordings, music, film and television industries, as well as various legal aspects of the player/artist-manager relationship, and provides an overview of the legal and regulatory environment in which the sports and entertainment industries operate. Topics include contracts, agency, labor law and licensing, publicity and privacy, and intellectual property (including copyrights, trademarks and digital rights management) issues. It provides future sports and entertainment managers as well as players and artists the tools to help them avoid legal pitfalls and to spot issues that may require consultation with legal advisors.

3 credits

LAW 317 Sports and Entertainment Law

The course examines legal relationships in the sports, recordings, music, film and television industries, as well as various legal aspects of the player/artist-manager relationship, and provides an overview of the legal and regulatory environment in which the sports and entertainment industries operate. Topics include contracts, agency, labor law and licensing, publicity and privacy, and intellectual property (including copyrights, trademarks and digital rights management) issues. It provides future sports and entertainment managers as well as players and artists the tools to help them avoid legal pitfalls and to spot issues that may require consultation with legal advisors.

3 credits

LAW 318 Intellectual Property Law

Course Description:This course examines the legal issues associated with intellectual property including the balance struck by the US constitution to "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. "This course provides an overview of four primary areas of the intellectual property law, including the concepts of copyright, patent, trademark and trade secrets. It provides future managers and marketers as well as artists and performers the tools to help them avoid legal pitfalls and to spot issues that may require consultation with legal advisors in connection with the creation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the digital age.

3 credits

LAW 318 Intellectual Property Law

Course Description:This course examines the legal issues associated with intellectual property including the balance struck by the US constitution to �To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. �This course provides an overview of four primary areas of the intellectual property law, including the concepts of copyright, patent, trademark and trade secrets. It provides future managers and marketers as well as artists and performers the tools to help them avoid legal pitfalls and to spot issues that may require consultation with legal advisors in connection with the creation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the digital age.

3 credits

LAW 320 Cyberlaw: Legal Issues in Information Technology

Course Description: The course will introduce the student to the legal and regulatory environment of computer technology, especially issues concerning the Internet. Among the topics to be covered that are directly related to the Internet are: introduction to computers and judicial decisions concerning cyberspace; jurisdictional questions; contracts including digital signatures, tort aspects; criminal laws affecting the Internet, cyber-terrorism, intellectual property rights (copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets), privacy and ethical issues, taxation of Internet sales, securities, antitrust, employment, and security issues.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Even years. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

LAW 322 Marketing Law

3 credits

LAW 325 International Business Law

Course Description: An introduction to the field of international business law with emphasis on trade and the relationship between the United States and international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, European Union, United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for LAW 325 ( Course : LAW 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : LAW 214 . Minimum Grade of D. )

LAW 360 Advanced Business Law

Note: LAW 360 is not open to students who have completed LAW 313.

Course Description: An introduction to the law of agency, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, securities regulations, bankruptcy, employment, anti-trust, legal liability of accountants, letters of credit, and secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for LAW 360 ( Course : LAW 101 . Minimum Grade of D. )

LAW 394 Law Internship

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisite, junior standing, 3.00 GPA, and approval from the Department Chairperson required.

Course Description: Students with strong academic records may apply to undertake a carefully planned work experience, under the supervision of a faculty advisor, which will demonstrate the practical application of their classroom training. Students are required to maintain a log of their internship activities and complete a paper, which integrates work assignments with the study of accounting. Interested students should contact the Lubin Office of Undergraduate Academic Advisement on their home campus for more information.

3 - 6 credits

Prerequisites

LAW 101 Minimum Grade of D

LAW 395 Independent Study in Law

Prerequisite: Junior standing and a minimum CQPA of 3.00.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chair, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project must also be submitted.

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 9 credits

LAW 396 Special Topics in Law

3

LAW 396B Topic: The Study of LAW: Constitutional and Legal Reasoning

Course Description: The study of Law requires an intimate knowledge of legal reasoning. That legal reasoning appears in the study of the U. S. Constitution and in Law School Aptitude Tests (LSAT) and associated materials. The course will discern the legal reasoning present in constitutional cases and in the LSAT materials in order to prepare students for law school study.

3 credits

Prerequisites

LAW 101 Min Grade C or LAW 214 Min Grade C

LAW 396X Topic: Mock Trial Seminar

Course Description: The mock trial seminar, an interactive activity in a public setting, teaches critical thinking. Students demonstrate their abilities to argue within an adversarial system before judges and their peers. The seminar prepares students for performance in the mock trial setting to distinguish the strengths of argument and to detect credibility issues. Requirements for the course demand meetings beyond published class times to prepare adequately for mock trial competitions.

3 credits

LAW 610 Business Law for CPA Majors

Course Description: Introduces and reviews the law of contracts, sales property, commercial paper, business organizations and bankruptcy. Course satisfies the CPA Examination Law requirement.

4 credits

LAW 610 Business Law for CPA Majors

Course Description: Introduces and reviews the law of contracts, sales property, commercial paper, business organizations and bankruptcy. Course satisfies the CPA Examination Law requirement.

4 credits

LAW 620 Cyberlaw

Course Description: Introduces the student to the legal issues affecting the Internet. Among the topics to be covered that are directly related to the Internet are: jurisdictional questions, torts and contracts, criminal ramifications, intellectual property considerations, privacy and ethical aspects, taxations of Internet sales, employment and security issues.

3 credits

LAW 628 Employment Law

Course Description: Equips students with the legal cases and key legislation that are the framework strategic to the direction of the human resource management function. Students will examine the common law and significant statutory regulation of the relationship between employer and employee. Areas to be covered include rights and duties of both employer and employee in the employment relationship, employment standards legislation, human rights codes, workers' compensation, employment equity legislation, health and safety acts and other related legislation.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MGT 680 Minimum Grade of C

LAW 630 The Legal Environment of Business

Prerequisite: This course is not open to Accounting majors.

Course Description: Introduces the American legal system with particular emphasis on the relationship of law to business, including the development of law, the judicial system, contracts, agency, negotiable instruments, partnerships, corporations, and government trade and labor regulation.

3 credits

LAW 630 The Legal Environment of Business

Prerequisite: This course is not open to Accounting majors.

Course Description: Introduces the American legal system with particular emphasis on the relationship of law to business, including the development of law, the judicial system, contracts, agency, negotiable instruments, partnerships, corporations, and government trade and labor regulation.

3 credits