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General Bulletin 2008-2010

Courses of Instruction

Business Legal Studies (BLS-Business; Department of Finance)

235 Mock Trial Practicum (1; 6 maximum)

Practical experience in intercollegiate mock trial competition; requires travel to intercollegiate mock trial tournaments; may not be counted for credit toward any major in the School of Business. Course may be repeated for up to six hours. Prerequisite: one year of collegiate mock trial experience and/or permission of instructor; only members of mock trial team may enroll.

MPT 342 Legal Environment of Business (3)

Nature and sources of law; legal analysis and reasoning; judicial system, litigation and alternative dispute resolution; constitutional and administrative law; criminal law; law of torts and products liability; ethics; international business law; law of contracts; law of agency; employment law; and government regulation of business.

MPT 437 Cyberlaw (3)

Designed and intended to introduce the student to the legal issues surrounding e-commerce. Will develop awareness as to how the internet functions; the legal restrictions and limitations placed upon providers of internet service and those who do business on the internet; also explores issues raised in the area of intellectual property. Prerequisite(s): BLS 342.

MPT 442 Business Associations & Communal Law (3)

Study of the legal framework of various organizational forms in business; partnership; corporations; securities regulation and the study of the law of sales; commercial paper; secured transactions and bankruptcy. Prerequisite(s): BLS 342.

443 Property Law (3)

Principles of real and personal property law; estates in land, instruments of conveyance, mortgages and leases; personal property topics include bailments, intellectual property, and computer law. Offered infrequently. Prerequisite: BLS 342.

MPT 462/562 Estates, Wills & Trusts (3)

Legal, financial, and practical considerations in creation, management, and conservation of an estate. Trust principles and practices; and federal estate and gift rules and planning techniques. Offered infrequently. Prerequisite: BLS 342.

MPT 464 International Business Law (3)

Provides framework for understanding international business and legal environment within which it operates. Study traditional commercial law topics, such as rights and obligations of buyer and seller under contract for international sale of goods. Study of private law of international business transactions and public law of international trade. Credit for graduation will not be given for more than one of BLS 464 or BLS 483. Prerequisite: BLS 342.

MPC 465 Ethics, Law, & Business (3)

Explores legal aspects of business decision-making from an ethical perspective. Focuses on the business manager as an ethical decision-maker and on the corporation as a social moral agent. Conducted in seminar style using cross-functional cases from the core business disciplines. Prerequisite: Farmer Business School core courses and senior standing or permission of instructor. This course may not be used as a finance major elective.

MPT 483 Comparative International Law (4)

Course provides a framework for understanding international business and the legal environment within which it operates. Provides a comparative analysis of legal (general and business) systems for Western European countries. Study includes traditional commercial law topics such as rights and obligations of the buyer and seller, under contract for international sale of goods; private law of international business transactions; public law of international trade; and comparative analysis of Western European countries legal systems. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Credit for graduation will not be given for more than one of BLS464 or BLS 483.

665 Business and Its Legal Environment (3)

A comprehensive survey of the nature and functions of our legal system and its importance to manager-citizens.

681 Special Studies in Business Legal Studies (1-4)

Special studies in business law. Intensive reading or research in a selected field of advanced business law. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

 


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