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Legal Studies Courses

Coursework in legal studies teaches the basics of various areas of the law and the legal environment of business.

Students learn to identify the factual situation in which to apply laws, analyze facts, determine which aspects of the law are pertinent, and draw conclusions. Clarity of thought, reasoning and expression (both oral and written) are additional results of this process.

BLAW 201: Business Law I

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course focuses on the legal environment in which businesses operate with a special concentration on contracts. The course addresses various aspects of contract law, including formation, performance and remedies for breach and how contract law interacts with other areas of the law in the business environment.


BLAW 202: Business Law II

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Covers sales, negotiable instruments, personal property, and bailments.


BLAW 320: Information Privacy, Data and the Law

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

As technological advances continue to evolve, companies are often left to wonder what obligations they have to protect privacy. With the additional threats to privacy, legislatures and the courts are increasingly looking to protect personal data. This course will examine aspects of the evolving world of privacy and the law, including issues surrounding personal data of all forms (consumer, financial and biometric data; employment, health, education, social media and government records). Foundational privacy concepts and principles will be discussed, comparing the approaches to privacy domestically and abroad. At the end of the course, students will understand the core components of privacy, the cultural and legal variations in privacy law, and operational protections companies should give to privacy issues.


BLAW 321: Law of Business Organizations

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Covers agencies, partnerships, corporations, and limited-liability companies.


BLAW 330: Real Estate Law

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Covers real property laws and the various rights, obligations, and limitations pertaining to land ownership. Analyzes the problems, procedures, and documents involved in the acquisition, mortgaging, and transfer of real property.


BLAW 334: Labor Law

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Examines state and federal law regulating labor relations. Analyzes employment law and its impact on employment practices.


BLAW 340: International Business Law

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Examines the law of international commercial transactions, trade, licensing, investments, and dispute resolution.


BLAW 342: Criminal Law

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Surveys state and federal criminal codes and procedures.


BLAW 346: Entrepreneurial Law

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course is intended to address the various legal and ethical issues that confront individuals and companies in starting up new ventures, either within an existing company or a new start-up company.


BLAW 348: White Collar Crime

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Examines the current federal and local criminal codes as they apply specifically to managers and businesses and the enforcement process.


BLAW 358: Employment Law

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This class introduces students to the laws of the workplace in order to provide familiarity with common legal issues that arise in the employment context. The course examines issues such as who is an employee versus an independent contractor, when and for what reasons an employer can fire an employee, what anti-discrimination laws regulate the workplace (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADEA and the ADA) and privacy concerns in the workplace. The course informs students of their rights as employees in the workplace as well as their responsibilities as employers. At the conclusion of the course, students should have an understanding of the basic laws that protect employees and regulate employers in the workplace.


BLAW 360: Intellectual Property and Cyber Law

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course presents an overview of the Law of Intellectual Property. It examines patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets together with public policy issues including the Constitution and legislation. It also reviews current regulation and legislation relating to the Internet, including privacy and tort issues.


BLAW 510: Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making

Credits: 2.0
Level: GR

Analyzes laws governing business transactions, relationships and organizations with a focus on ethical issues, legally enforceable contracts, employee/agent rights and duties, the legality of restrictive covenants and nondisclosure agreements, and the duties, powers, and liabilities of corporate directors and officers. Related areas of the legal environment of business will also be covered.


BLAW 620: Legal Aspects of Employment

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Examines and analyzes legal aspects of employment as governed by law and judicial decisions, including labor standards, workers’ compensation, employment law and employment practices, and employer and employee rights.


BLAW 646: Legal Issues in New Ventures

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course is intended to address the various legal and ethical issues that confront individuals and companies in starting up new ventures, either within an existing company or a new start-up company.


BLAW T580: Special Topics in BLAW

Credits: 0.0-12.0
Level: UG

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.


BLAW 343: Marketing Law

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Covers many of the areas of law that control and affect marketing decisions, including the U.S. Constitution; advertising and false/wrongful advertising; market shares and allocations; restraints of trade and other unfair competition under the antitrust laws; and warranties.


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Thank you for your interest in the Legal Studies Department. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kimberly Williams

Associate Director, Marketing & Legal Studies Department Manager

215.895.2062

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