Law (LAW) Courses

LAW2001 The Legal Environment of Business I

This course provides an overview of the legal, regulatory and ethical environment in which business decisions must be made. Students are exposed to a variety of legal topics; basic concepts, such as court procedures, contracts and torts, are followed by a selection of more advanced related fields which may include sales, intellectual property, real property law, constitutional law and alternate dispute resolution. Attention is paid to both the letter of the law and its practical effect on business decision-making and managerial policy. This course relies on, and develops, the student's ability to read and reason critically.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3002 The Legal Environment of Business II

This course is a continuation of LAW2001, The Legal Environment of Business I. Students are exposed to the laws governing the internal organization and relationships within a business, the laws governing relationships between a business entity and its clientele, and the laws governing relationships between a business and its employers. Attention is paid to both the letter of the law and its practical effect on business decision-making and managerial policy. This course relies on, and develops, the student's ability to read and reason critically.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001 or LAW2010, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3005 Adjudication Workshop I

This workshop course presents an overview of the adjudicative process as practiced in a variety of American venues including, but not necessarily limited to, trial courts, government agencies, and appellate forums. The course emphasizes the preparation of students to compete in the American Mock Trial Association annual competition (note: only student volunteers will enter the competition; each enrolled student is not required to do so). The course provides the opportunity for students to prepare, present, participate, and preside over "real-life" contested matters with an emphasis on judicial hearings (e.g., trial and appeal).
Prerequisite(s): CJS1002 or LAW2001, sophomore status.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3006 Adjudication Workshop II

This workshop course presents an overview of the adjudicative process as practiced in a variety of American venues including, but not necessarily limited to, trial courts, government agencies, and appellate forums. The course will provide the opportunity for students to prepare, present, and preside over "real-life" contested matters with an emphasis on non-judicial hearings (e.g., parole and police hearings).
Prerequisite(s): CJS1002 or LAW2001, sophomore status.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
2.25 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3010 Business Law for Accountants

This course provides the Accounting major with an understanding of the legal framework within which accountants must operate. The course will concentrate on the following topics: business organizations, professional responsibilities, contracts, government regulation of business, the Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2, 3 and 9) property and debtor-creditor relationships.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3015 Criminal Procedure

This course presents an overview, analysis and critique of American criminal procedure in the context of the U.S. Constitution, with special emphasis on the Fourth Amendment with respect to search and seizure, stop and frisk, arrest, evidence, interrogations, confessions, identification, and remedies such as the exclusionary rule. Other constitutional issues relevant to the foregoing, including the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments' due process and equal protection doctrines, shall be examined.
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3025 Criminal Law

This course is an introduction to the basic elements of, and defenses to, criminal liability. Topics include the basic crimes against the person (homicide, assault, battery, rape, etc.), the basic crimes against property (larceny, fraud, embezzlement, burglary, etc.), and the basic defenses and justifications (diminished capacity, self-defense, mistake, etc.). (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3055 International Business Law

This course introduces the student to the principles of public and private international law. It addresses the legal problems of doing business in developed, developing, and non-market economy countries, together with the economic and political issues that commonly arise.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3065 Employment Law

This course acquaints students with the different legal rules governing the employer/employee relationship. Topics include employment discrimination, sexual harassment, employment contracts, labor relations, Fair Labor Standards Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), OSHA and vicarious liability. There is heavy emphasis on discussion and written work.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001 or LAW2010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3080 Cyberlaw

This upper-level course confronts students with the changes and adaptations of U.S. law resulting from the ascendancy of computers and the Internet. Fundamental common law and statutory assumptions about the nature of person, place, thing and action are called into question by data transactions between computer memories, unprecedented wealth concentrated in the development and distribution of software, widespread access to large quantities of data with minimal quality control, and the blurring of geographical boundaries. Students examine how contract formation, defamation, obscenity, copyright, trademark, privacy and other legal issues have been changed by technology and the online world.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3090 Evidence

This course is a study of the law of evidence as a system of rules and standards directed at determining what proof is to be admitted in the course of litigation. Emphasis is placed on formal discovery mechanisms, relevance, witness examination, impeachment, rehabilitation, privileges, burdens of proof, judicial notice, presumptions, real and demonstrative evidence, expert testimony, materiality, confrontation and hearsay.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW3092 Sports, Entertainment and Event Management Law

This course provides the SEEM major with an understanding of the legal issues that shall have an impact upon their business practices. The course concentrates on the following topics: negligence, intentional torts and crime, risk management, intellectual property, industry-specific contracts, discrimination, labor relations, various forms of business organization, and regulation of sports agents.
Prerequisite(s): LAW2001.
Offered at Denver, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

LAW6000 Law for Accountants

This course offers the student a practical approach to understanding the complexity in the area of law and the implications upon the accounting profession. Discussion centers on the study of business organizations, contracts, bankruptcy, wills and estates, antitrust, employment law and products liability. Emphasis is placed on the legal liability of the accountant and professional responsibility. Students gain an understanding that the accounting profession is a self-regulating industry whereby theory and reporting requirements are initiated, developed, implemented and enforced by the accounting profession.
Prerequisite(s): LAW3010, completion of required accounting prerequisite and foundation courses. (HY)
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits