Legal Studies in Business (LSB)

LSB 1113 Law in Society

Description: Forms and types of law and their evolution, including antitrust, ecology, consumerism and civil rights. Political, social and economic forces affecting legal developments. Legal needs of society and the probable future direction of the law. Course previously offered as BUSL 1113.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 3010 Special Topics in Legal Studies in Business

Prerequisites: LSB 3213, prior consent of instructor.

Description: Analysis of a contemporary topic in business law. Changing social issues and trends in legal studies in business. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 3213 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: General concepts regarding the nature of the legal system, ethical issues in business decision making, dispute resolution processes, basic constitutional limitations on the power of government to regulate business activity, the nature of government regulation, fundamental principles of tort and contract law. Course previously offered as BUSL 3213.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 4323 Law of Commercial Transactions and Debtor-Creditor Relationships

Prerequisites: ECON 3213.

Description: Concentrated study of law relating to certain commercial transactions and debtor/creditor relationships. Includes law of sales, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, suretyship and bankruptcy. Previously offered as LSB 3323 and BUSL 3323.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 4403 Law and Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: ECON 3213 or permission of instructor.

Description: Explores how to recognize and ethically manage legal risks within an emerging enterprise in order to optimize opportunities. Topics include: evaluating appropriate business organizations; understanding alternatives for obtaining capital; using employees to help achieve organizational goals; protecting intellectual property; and complying with the regulatory environment when advertising and marketing a product or service.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 4413 Law of Business Organizations

Prerequisites: LSB 3213.

Description: General principles of law relating to the formation, operation and termination of various forms of business organizations. Includes a study of the law of agency, partnerships and corporations. Course previously offered as BUSL 4413. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 4423 Employment Law (D)

Prerequisites: LSB 3213 or equivalent.

Description: Legal foundations of employment in the United States. Contemporary topics relating to the employment environment such as state legislative and judicial limitations on employment at will doctrine, federal legislation relating to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, fair labor standards, safety in the work place and state workers compensation laws. Previously offered as LSB 3423 and BUSL 3423. No degree credit for students with credit in LSB 5423.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity

LSB 4523 Law of Real Property

Prerequisites: LSB 3213 or equivalent.

Description: Nature of real property and of the legal transactions relating thereto. Topics may include deeds and conveyancing, landlord-tenant relationships, mortgages, easements, oil and gas interests, types of estates, joint ownership, and legal descriptions.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 4633 Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions (I)

Prerequisites: LSB 3213 or equivalent.

Description: Legal aspects of operating a business entity engaged in international commerce. Topics may include: foreign business organizations, U.S. taxation of foreign investors, common clauses in transnational contracts, problems of technology transfer on the international market, anti-trust aspects of international business, and jurisdictional problems in resolving disputes. Course previously offered as BUSL 4633.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension

LSB 5010 Research and Independent Studies

Description: A workshop arrangement or supervised independent study. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 10 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 5163 Legal Environment of Business

Prerequisites: Admission to a SSB graduate program or consent of MBA director.

Description: Legal environment within which business must operate. Nature and source of law, the operation of the judicial system, the operation of administrative agencies, selected Constitutional provisions frequently involved in litigation of business problems, and selected substantive legal areas having a direct relationship with business operation and decision-making.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 5203 Foundations of Issue and Conflict Management

Description: Provides professionals from all fields with the skills necessary to handle conflicts, solve disputes, influence decisions and develop positive interpersonal relationships. It provides an overview of the alternative dispute resolution processes by utilizing readings, research, discussion and role-playing exercises.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 5213 Mediation and Facilitation: Theories and Practice

Prerequisites: ECON 5203.

Description: This course examines the theories, skills, and boundaries of the mediation and facilitation processes, and analyzes the role of the third party neutral in the intervention and resolution conflicts. Ethical, practical and legal constraints are also addressed.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 5233 Introduction to Arbitration and Litigation

Prerequisites: LSB 5203.

Description: This course examines the elements and process of arbitration, situations, in which arbitration skills are required, including construction, securities, civil conflicts, labor disputes and commercial contracts. Topics include comparisons to litigation, the role of judicial review and the enforcement of arbitration awards.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 5290 Seminar in Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Individual investigations in the areas of issue and conflict management under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie

LSB 5423 Employment Law

Prerequisites: LSB 3213 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

Description: Legal foundations of employment in the United States. Contemporary topics relating to the employment environment such as state legislative and judicial limitations on employment at will doctrine, federal legislation relating to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, fair labor standards, collective bargaining, and safety in the work place. Students may not take both LSB 4423 and LSB 5423 for degree credit.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Economics&Legal Studie