2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BUS 1300 - Introduction to Law and Legal Systems

Credits: 3

The introductory course for students majoring in business and interested in a career in the legal profession, this course will study the emergence and development of today’s various legal systems, the elements and role of contracts, civil and criminal law, constitutional law, tort and negligence, and introduce the structures, purposes and jurisdiction of state and federal courts in the United States and the roles of lawyers, paralegals, lay persons, judges and jurors in civil, criminal, administrative and alternative dispute resolution systems. Students will learn how to analyze and brief legal decisions and develop rudimentary skills in legal research, case and factual analysis, and legal advocacy. (3)