LSG-Legal Studies (General)

LSG 5001. Legal Research & Sources of Law.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies and/or Master of Laws Programs. Designed to provide you with the tools necessary to perform thorough and efficient legal research using resources from commercial databases, print publications, and relevant websites; understand the importance of using citators, key numbers, annotations, and other techniques in the research process; and use proper legal citation to show support for your legal analysis. (F, Sp, Su)

LSG 5013. Business Organizational Structures & Governance.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies and/or Master of Laws Programs. Designed to provide the tools necessary to understand the purposes, risks, and benefits of various business organizational structures and the laws governing their formation, operation, and dissolution. Students will apply information to evaluate risks, benefits, and ethical considerations relevant to organizational structure and governance. (F, Sp, Su)

LSG 5023. Regulatory and Administrative Law.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies and/or Master of Laws Programs. Administrative agency law dominates the modern legal system. This course focuses on understanding the intersection between legislative and administrative regulations, administrative rulemaking, the roles of state and federal agencies in interpreting statutes and regulations, and judicial review of agency decision making. (F, Sp, Su)

LSG 5033. Contract Law.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies and/or Master of Laws Programs. Introduces students to contract formation and the legal significance of contracts. Specific topics include the requirements for formation of a contract (such as offer and acceptance), justifications for enforcing promises (such as consideration or detrimental reliance), justifications for denying or limiting enforcement (such as unconscionability or mistake), interpretation of contract terms, and remedies for breach of contract. (F, Sp, Su)

LSG 5043. Processes in Dispute Resolution.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies and/or Master of Laws Programs. Formal dispute resolution of legal disputes in the civil context includes the following: (1) Arbitration; (2) Mediation; or (3) Litigation. Students will learn the costs, benefits, and risks of each; finality of decisions; the legal requirements and ethical standards governing the various processes; and considerations of time and intangible personal costs. (F, Sp, Su)

LSG 5222. Foundations of the U.S. Legal System.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies and/or Master of Laws Programs. An introduction to the study of law. Students will learn the vocabulary of the law; understand the intersections and hierarchy of federal and state constitutions, statutes, cases, and administrative rules; and enhance critical thinking skills through the analysis of a broad array of legal materials. (F, Sp, Su)

LSG 5233. Written & Oral Communication.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies and/or Master of Laws Programs. Focuses on effective, clear, and concise writing and communication for a legal audience. Students will learn best practices in predictive and persuasive communication and document drafting while applying legal authorities in a factual context. (F, Sp, Su)