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Prerequisites
Course Description
Credit Hours
  
  
Course NameCriminal Procedure I: Constitutional Issues
Course Number (LAW)821
Prerequisites
All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Course Description
Survey of the law of search and seizure, confessions and right to counsel.
Credit Hours
Three hours.
Course TypeUpper-Class
Required Course?No
 
Course NameCriminal Procedure II: Judicial Process
Course Number (LAW)822
Prerequisites
Criminal Procedure I is not a prerequisite. All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Course Description
Study of procedures in criminal cases in the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial stages; includes bail, grand jury, preliminary hearing, joinder and severance, speedy trial, pretrial publicity, juries, double jeopardy, discovery, habeas corpus, and appeals. Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Issues is not a prerequisite.
Credit Hours
Three hours.
Course TypeUpper-Class
Required Course?No
 
Course NameEvidence
Course Number (LAW)823
Prerequisites
All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Course Description
Study of rules governing proof of alleged facts and admission of evidence in civil and criminal cases; includes treatment of presumptions, judicial notice, admissions, relevance, hearsay,
opinions, real evidence and the best-evidence rule.
Credit Hours
Four hours.
Course TypeUpper-Class
Required Course?No
 
Course NameDomestic Relations
Course Number (LAW)826
Prerequisites
All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Course Description
Examination of the interaction of legal rules and social factors concerning family life; involves marriage, the husband and wife relationship, divorce and annulment, and problems related to children, such as legitimacy, adoption, custody, neglect, and compulsory education.
Credit Hours
Three hours.
Course TypeUpper-Class
Required Course?No
 
Course NameBusiness Organizations
Course Number (LAW)828
Prerequisites
All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Course Description
Introduction to legal and ethical rules governing doing business in the corporate form; includes attention to a corporation's formation, financing, structure, and government; liabilities of corporate officers and directors, and share-holder derivative suits; transactions in corporate securities; changes in corporate structure and control; and special needs of close corporations.
Credit Hours
Four hours.
Course TypeUpper-Class
Required Course?No
 
Course NameDecedents' Estates and Trusts
Course Number (LAW)853
Prerequisites
All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Course Description
Study of wills, trusts, future interests and fiduciary administration; includes pertinent common and statutory laws and considerations relevant to planning and drafting testamentary and trust documents and to the probate and contests of wills; and a study of the powers and duties of personal representatives, trustees and other fiduciaries in the management of trusts and estates.
Credit Hours
Four hours.
Course TypeUpper-Class
Required Course?No
 
Course NameAdministrative Law
Course Number (LAW)862
Prerequisites
All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Course Description
Study of the administrative process, including an examination of the law concerning the powers and procedures of administrative agencies and the law governing judicial review of administrative action.
Credit Hours
Two or three hours.
Course TypeUpper-Class
Required Course?No
 
Course NameFederal Income Taxation of Individuals
Course Number (LAW)865
Prerequisites
All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Course Description
Introduction to federal income taxation. It includes an examination of the legitimate purpose of taxation; items included in and excluded from gross income; personal and business deductions;
depreciation; capital gains, inventory problems, non-recognition and recapture provisions; and basic methods of accounting. Previously called Basic Federal Income Taxation.
Credit Hours
Four hours.
Course TypeUpper-Class
Required Course?No
 
Course NameConflict of Laws
Course Number (LAW)884
Prerequisites
All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Course Description
Study of legal problems connected with factual situations including more than one sovereign state; includes choice of law, jurisdiction, and recognition of judgments of other states, with emphasis on the way problems are handled in our federal system and under one constitution.
Credit Hours
Three hours.
Course TypeUpper-Class
Required Course?No