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Summer 2014 Credit Courses: Legal Studies

BA in Liberal Studies: Legal Studies

The most recent syllabi available can be found in our syllabus bank.


Arts and Entertainment Law
An introduction to fundamental legal and business concepts that affect artists and arts managers, with emphasis on copyright protection and infringement. Students study and analyze artist agreements, amendment protections for symbolic and literal speech and the limits to those protections, the basics of contract law and statutory protection for artists, and the terms and nature of business relationships, plus other important areas of the law that affect the arts community.
AMG3170 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Laura Riccardi
Mon. & Wed., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 9–July 23
Library, Room 0001

online courses iconWhite-Collar Crime
White-collar criminality, the law of economic crime, and political crimes associated with white-collar crime are investigated through the lens of class and privilege. Students compare traditional and white-collar crimes, including organized crime, and associated prosecutions such as conspiracy, mail fraud, racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO), money laundering, corporate criminal liability, and fraud upon financial institutions and against the government.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
LEG3060 / 4 credits
Charles Murphy
Session IV (Intensive): July 7–25

online courses iconCurrent Social Issues and the Law
Focuses on current legal issues such as abortion, the death penalty, and affirmative action. The pivotal Supreme Court cases establishing the law in each area are read. In addition, research in sociology and psychology is examined to understand the conditions that led to the key court decisions and the impact of those decisions on society.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
LEG3300 / 4 credits
Linda Gironda
Session II: June 9–July 24

Updated April 17, 2014