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Business Law

 

College of Business

 

BLAW 314. Real Estate Law.

3 credits.
A study of the principles of law-governing interests in real estate including acquisition, encumbrance, transfer, rights and obligations of parties, and state and federal regulations thereof. Prerequisites: COB 218 and junior standing.

 

BLAW 470. Financial Products: Regulation and Protection.

3 credits.
An inquiry into the legal environment of the financial marketplace. Topics explored include the role of regulatory agencies, the design of contracts which minimize credit risk and maximize marketability, and methods of protecting the proprietary component of innovative financial products. Prerequisites: COB 218 and junior standing.

 

BLAW 494. White Collar Crime.

3 credits.
A study of white collar crime in America, a unique type of criminal activity that primarily affects businesses. The course explores the substance of white collar crime and focuses on the unique elements of various crimes through the study of actual cases. The course also examines how white collar crimes are prosecuted and defended in state and federal courts. Students are introduced to federal and state criminal procedure, substantive defenses, and the use of sentencing guidelines. Prerequisite: COB 300.

 

BLAW 495. Contract Law, Sales and Secured Transactions.

3 credits.
A study of the law of contracts, Article Two of the Uniform Commercial Code, product liability, legal liability of accountants, secured transactions and bankruptcy with emphasis on the role these play in professional and personal decision making. The courts, the legislature and the interaction of these two branches of government in responding to a changing society are studies throughout. Prerequisites: COB 218 and COB 300.

 

BLAW 496. The Law of Business Organizations, Negotiable Property Instruments and Property.

3 credits.
A study of Article Three of the Uniform Commercial Code, agency, partnerships, corporations, securities regulations, real property, trusts and decedents estates with emphasis on the role these play in professional and personal decision making. Prerequisites: COB 218 and COB 300 or permission of instructor.

 

BLAW 497. Legal Aspects of International Business.

3 credits.
Survey of legal implications of international business dealings including foreign direct sales, distributorship arrangements, licensing of technology and legal aspects of the multi-national corporation. The foreign legal environment, relevant conventions and trade regulations, and the transnational reach of regulatory law will be considered. Prerequisites: COB 218 and senior standing.

 

BLAW 498. Special Topics in Business Law.

3 credits.

This course is designed to allow explorations of areas of current topics in business law. Course content will vary by semester and instructor. For current content, consult the adviser. Prerequisites: COB 300 and permission of the instructor.

 

 

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