LAWG* - Law

* It is the norm for the college to offer three sections of each standard course throughout the fall and spring terms, mixed in the day and evening programs. Offerings are subject to change due to personnel changes, sabbaticals, visiting professors, etc.

LAWG - 9030  ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
[3 hours]  Legislative, executive and judicial controls of administrative actions, with emphasis on judicial review of decisions of administrative agencies.  The course deals primarily with federal administrative decisions and the Administrative Procedure Act.

LAWG - 9040  AGENCY/PARTNERSHIP
[2-3 hours]  A study of non-corporate business entities and the ability of employees and other individuals to bind the business.  The course also examines issues of statutory interpretation through its analysis of state laws regulating business.

LAWG - 9110  COMMERCIAL PAPER
[2-3 hours] The emphasis of this course is upon commercial paper (Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code) and bank deposits and collections (Article 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code).  There are no prerequisites for this course.

LAWG - 9140  CORPORATIONS
[3-4 hours]  An introduction to the fundamentals of the corporation and corporate law, including the nature of the corporate form, the formation process, limitations on limited liability, management and control, fiduciary duties and shareholder derivative litigation.  Emphasis is on state corportate law and the closely held corporation, though the general nature of the federal securities law overlay (particularly Rule 10b-5) and the key points of divergence with respect to publicly held corporations are identified.

LAWG - 9210  CRIMINAL PROCEDURE-INVESTIGATIONS
[2-3 hours] A study of the constitutional and statutory limitations on the conduct of criminal investigations and related matters.  Includes a discussion of the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures, the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.  It is recommended, but not required, that Criminal Procedure-Investigations be taken prior to taking Criminal Procedure-Adjudications.

LAWG - 9310  EVIDENCE
[3-4 hours]  The rules and policies governing the trial court�s fact finding process with emphasis on rules relating to admissibility and exclusion of evidence.  Relevancy, judicial notice, examination and cross-examination, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, burdens of proof and presumptions and exclusionary rules involving privileges are among the topics considered.

LAWG - 9400  FAMILY LAW
[3 hours] The interaction of law and the family and the consequences of state intervention in family relationships.  Some of the subjects surveyed are adoption, child custody after divorce, the marriage relationship, de facto marriage, the termination of marital status, economic consequences of divorce and the role of the lawyer as counselor.

LAWG - 9500  FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION
[4 hours]  After a brief consideration of the federal income taxation system, this course examines the conceptual problems in defining �income.�  A detailed treatment of the more significant personal and business deductions, exemptions and credits follows.  Statutory methodology and policy considerations (including the �tax expenditure� concept) are developed integrally with substantive topics.  In addition, the course considers the tax treatment of gains and losses from the disposition of property, including the capital gains preference and deferral of taxation.  Tax shelters and attempts by Congress and the Internal Revenue Service to limit their utilization may be explored as well.

LAWG - 9550  FIRST AMENDMENT
[2 hours]  A study of the Supreme Court�s interpretation of the first amendment clauses concerning freedom of speech and of the press, and of the amendment�s religion clauses.

LAWG - 9610  SECURED TRANSACTIONS
[3 hours]  Commercial finance under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

LAWG - 9710  TRUSTS AND ESTATES
[3 or 4 hours]  The study of decedents� estates and trust law.  Intestate succession, the law of wills, estate administration, formation and administration of trusts and future interests are studied. Common law approaches are  contrasted with Ohio and Uniform Probate Code practices.

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