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Fall 2014 Credit Courses: Legal Studies

BA in Liberal Studies: Legal Studies

**Cancelled** Law, Ethics, and the Media
The First Amendment allows the mass media certain freedoms to publish, broadcast, advertise, and promote. Yet with those rights come responsibilities. This course examines the legal and ethical dimensions and issues involved with contemporary American mass media.
CMS3020 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
John Breslin
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 28–Dec. 18
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Introduction to Civil Law
An exploration of the day-to-day applications of civil law: who can sue and be sued, the basis for lawsuits, and how to win cases. Through case studies and mock litigation, students explore such issues as product liability, medical malpractice, negligence, strict liability, and legal procedure, including document production and the use of expert witnesses.
LEG1520 / 4 credits
Arnold Streisfeld
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 27–Dec. 17
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Environmental Law
U.S. environmental law and policy, the common-law foundations of environmental law, and the regulatory process and toolkit are examined. The focus is on major environmental statutes: the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, the Compensation and Recovery Act (Superfund), and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
LEG3025 / 4 credits
Rebecca Troutman
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 28–Dec. 18
Room: Refer to the online schedule

The Nature and Function of Law
The study of law from a liberal arts perspective, emphasizing the role that law and the legal order play in the institutional arrangements and human relations of a society. The course examines the basic concepts, language, institutions, and forms of law that characterize the American legal order.
LEG3185 / 4 credits
Laura Ricciardi
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 25–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

small star iconNEW! Communications Law
Explores the American legal system and examines the role of each branch of government—executive, legislative, and judicial—in shaping the laws that govern the right to free speech and the right to privacy, along with conflicts between those two rights that arise in the media, the private sector, and public institutions.
LEG3200 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Colleen Duffy
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 27–Dec. 17
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Sexual Assault: The Courts and Society Today
Students examine the different types of sexual assault; the effects on victims, their families, and society; and the legal process unique to sexual assault prosecutions. Topics include legal protection for special victims; motivation of criminals; date rape, domestic violence, and battered women’s syndrome; and crimes against children. The roles of investigators, doctors, forensic scientists, district attorneys, judges, experts, and psychological counselors are also analyzed.
SOC3555 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Fredric Green
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated June 30, 2014

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