Courses Focusing on Business Ethics

Advanced Criminal Law   LAW 6215
3 credits
An examination of some of the major issues in federal criminal litigation. Among the subjects covered will be federal criminal jurisdiction, fraud and political corruption, RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations), drug trafficking, money laundering, anti-terrorism measures, and sentencing guidelines.  Students in the Advocacy concentration must take LAW 6210 or LAW 6215. Upper-level. Credit Type A.

Antitrust Law  LAW 6405
3 credits
A study of the federal antitrust laws, including the Sherman, Clayton, and Robinson Patman Acts, and their amendments.  Emphasis will be placed upon the use of antitrust laws in intellectual property disputes. Upper-level. Credit Type A.

Business Organizations  LAW 6801
3 credits
A study of modern business entities with an emphasis on corporations, limited liability companies, and general partnerships.  Areas of concentration include the law of agency; principles of partnership; the creation, organization, governance, financial structure, management, alteration, and dissolution of the corporate entity; and shareholder rights. All Tracks. Upper-level. Credit Type A.

Conflict Management & ADR  LAW 6410
3 credits
This course provides an introduction to the corporate perspective on stepped processes with an emphasis on disputes relating to intellectual property.  It will introduce students to a variety of ADR processes and concepts and critically analyze each to better understand its advantages, disadvantages, opportunities, and limitations. The use of mediation and negotiation to prevent and resolve disputes will be emphasized.  Ethical issues raised by various ADR methods will also be discussed.  A significant portion of class time will be devoted to the analysis of simulations. Upper-level. Credit Type B.

Employment Law  LAW 6840
2 credits
This course will study the evolving relationships between employers and employees in the nonunion settings. The course highlights various state and federal regulatory aspects of the employment relationships as well as common law developments as they relate to topics such as screening and hiring of employees, termination of employees, wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment, and occupational safety and health. Credit Type A.

Federal Taxation of Business Entities & Owners  LAW 6875
3 credits
This course will consider the federal income tax implications of the transactions constituting the formation, operation and dissolution of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. The primary focus of the course will be the tax implications of transactions between and among the entities and their owners by viewing simultaneously each transaction in the context of all the entities. Thus, we will consider tax implications on a transaction-by-transaction basis allowing us to compare and contrast the tax impact on each entity and owner of each transaction. The course will not cover to any significant degree business mergers or acquisitions. Prerequisite: Individual Income Taxation. Credit Type A.

Health Care Law  LAW 6842
3 credits
A survey of the legal regulation of quality of, access to, and financing of health care. Subjects addressed will include medical malpractice, patient rights, licensure, and bioethical policy. Credit Type A.

Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation  LAW 6310
3 credits
This course focuses on the interpersonal communication skills needed by general practitioners with an emphasis on negotiating transactions. The course is designed to help students understand the fundamentals of interviewing, counseling, and negotiation.  Questions concerning the lawyer's role in the attorney-client relationship will be closely examined as will ethical issues relating to negotiation. Students are expected to participate in a number of simulated performances in all skill areas.  A significant portion of class time is devoted to the analysis of simulated performances. Upper-level. Credit Type B.

Intrasession: Values and Ethics  LAW 6010
1 credit
Required of all tracks during the first year, first semester of study. Credit Type to be determined.

Intrasession: White Collar Crime  LAW 6508-01
1 Credit
This intra-session is designed to prepare students to deal with criminal conduct in the business world.  Students will be introduced to selected sources of white collar criminal regulation, explore the process of unearthing corporate wrongdoing, and analyze the causes of ethical breaches within business entities. Participants will gain insight into a quickly growing practice area while reinforcing their understanding of criminal law, a topic tested on nearly every state bar examination.  Open to third, fourth, fifth, and sixth semester students. Credit Type C.

Professional Responsibility  LAW 6829
2 credits
An examination of the duties and privileges of the legal profession, as well an attorney¿s responsibilities to the client, the community, and the profession. All tracks. Upper-level. Credit Type A.