Legal Studies

Courses

LSTU 500S Introduction to the Legal System 3.0 Credits

This course will begin to help students "think like lawyers" by providing an overview of the United States legal system. It will explain the legislative and judicial processes, so that students will gain an understanding of where the power to regulate originates and the basis of federal law and regulations. The course will then focus on substantive areas of the law, such as torts, contracts, and criminal law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits

LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting 2.0-3.0 Credits

This is a skills course that provides students opportunities to develop internal audit skills and strategies, conduct internal investigation work plans, and draft executive level communications. The skills taught will include work plan development, investigative techniques, interviewing methods, class presentations, and drafting of projects plans and board/executive level reporting.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHCC or major is CHEC or major is CHRC or major is CNCA or major is CRMM or major is LSTU.

LSTU 502S Ethics and Professional Standards 2.0-3.0 Credits

Students will be exposed to fundamental issues and current best practices in managing issues of ethical/legal compliance, corporate social responsibility and business ethics. Topics cover business issues, including anti-corruption, environmental crimes/compliance, child labor, employment discrimination, crisis management, whistleblowing, retaliation, fraud, privacy, sustainability and social enterprise. Special attention is given to preparing students to understand and manage the demands on corporations making complex business decisions in the face of increasing expectations for transparency and accountability.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is LSTU.

LSTU 503S Legal Research and Analysis 2.0-3.0 Credits

Students will learn how to research topics and distill their research in written form through a series of exercises. They will also be expected to complete numerous written communications of increasing length and complexity. Detailed feedback will be provided on all written exercises by the professor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHCC or major is CNCA or major is LSTU.

LSTU 504S Health Care Rules and Regulations 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the laws and regulations encountered by compliance professionals. The course will equip students to apply statutory and regulatory principles to situations that they will encounter in their work.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is LSTU.

LSTU 505S Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management 3.0 Credits

This course will examine methods and tools for managing quality in health facilities, physician practices, managed care, and public health; including developments in quality assurance and improvement, utilization review, risk management, and patient satisfaction.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHCC or major is CNCA or major is LSTU.

LSTU 506S Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations 2.0-3.0 Credits

The focus of this course will be the privacy and security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the foundation for federal protections of health care information. Additionally, the course will examine the interplay between HIPAA and other federal and state health privacy laws and the application and enforcement of those laws in a variety of health care settings. The class will incorporate discussions about the close and evolving relationships among health care policy, evolving social norms, and health privacy laws.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHCC or major is LSTU.

LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management 3.0 Credits

Risk assessment and management has become a crucially important field for private sector business as well as government sector agencies and organizations, particularly over the past decade following the passage of laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank. This course will examine regulatory compliance and risk management issues that impact various corporate and governmental entities, providing students the opportunity to explore risk analysis and compliance in a variety of legal environments. This course will help familiarize students with issues that might arise in corporate risk management departments, contracts departments, risk management consulting, and the regulatory compliance departments of financial services industries, banking, insurance, credit, risk assessment, and benefits management.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHCC or major is CHEC or major is CHRC or major is CNCA or major is CRMM or major is LSTU.

LSTU 510S NCAA Governance Process 3.0 Credits

This course will allow students to examine whether the increasing intensification of college sports might support or detract from higher education's core mission. Students will begin to understand the NCAA legislative process, and understand the tradeoffs between the intensification of sports programs and educational policy at higher education institutions.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CNCA or major is LSTU.

LSTU 511S NCAA Rules I and Infractions Cases 3.0 Credits

This course will cover NCAA Division I rules and regulations. Students will also examine the impact of intercollegiate athletics on undergraduate education, particularly at large public research universities with high-profile football and men's basketball teams playing at the top National College Athletics Association level.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CNCA or major is LSTU.

LSTU 512S NCAA Rules II and Enforcement Process 3.0 Credits

This course will continue to cover NCAA Division I rules and regulations, the impact of intercollegiate athletics on undergraduate student athletes and non-athletes, and the funding of academic departments.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CNCA or major is LSTU.

LSTU 513S Sports Agents and Athletes 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course examines the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. Students will also learn about the recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents. The passage of the federal Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act will also be covered.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHCC or major is CNCA or major is LSTU.

LSTU 515S Information Privacy Law 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce students to the development of information privacy law in the United States. It will focus on legal regulations limiting government access to private information as well as laws regulating the ability of third parties to access such information. It will conclude with an introduction to the privacy regulatory regime imposed by the Federal Trade Commission and European Union regulators.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LSTU 516S Legal Strategies in Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance 3.0 Credits

This course will explore the legal compliance issues involved in creating, monitoring and enforcing an information governance program. It will also discuss the legal issues involved in managing an information breach.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LSTU 520S Legal Issues in Employee Hiring and Termination 3.0 Credits

Legal issues in hiring and termination of employees are at the core of human resources responsibilities. This course will examine regulatory compliance and management issues that arise in the context of hiring and terminating employees with special consideration of federal law and its continued developments. This course will help familiarize students with issues that arise in human resource departments, particularly as they pertain to those points of entry and exit and where the need to document becomes a critical duty of those managing the hiring, evaluation and termination process.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHRC or major is LSTU.

LSTU 521S Human Resources Compliance: Managing the Employer/Employee Relationship 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of human resource compliance and regulation and to provide an overview of the skills necessary to manage human resources effectively. The course will examine why human resource management matters in today’s business world and will show how employee performance and legal compliance serve as intermediary processes that connect human resource practices to organizational performance and effectiveness. Students will discuss the various ways in which the employer/employee relationship can be harnessed in positive ways rather than be seen in an adversarial light. This course will highlight issues that might arise in human resource departments, compliance departments and benefits management departments.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHRC or major is LSTU.

LSTU 522S Human Resources in Practice: Negotiation, Mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution 3.0 Credits

Human resource managers deal not only with laws, rules and regulations, but also and foremost, with people. This course explores the practical reality of working in human resources and provides the necessary skills to ensure competency and success. The course focuses on negotiation with subordinates, peers and supervisors; mediation, because human resource workers often act as informal mediators between employees and supervisors; and alternative dispute resolution, as more employers require their employees to submit their complaints to some form of resolution process as an alternative to a formal lawsuit. This course will familiarize students with issues that arise in human resource departments and provide them with concrete tools to analyze, understand, and implement the best possible path to resolution.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHRC or major is LSTU.

LSTU 530S Corrections Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the constitutional rights of prisoners and the implications of those rights for prison management. In particular, students will gain a working knowledge of the role of the First Amendment in regulating inmate mail, associational rights, religious practice, and visitation. They will learn how the Fourth Amendment relates to searches of both inmates and visitors. Students will discover how the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment Due Process rights control inmate transfer, classification and discipline. They will also learn how the Eighth Amendment controls prison policy with respect to the conditions of confinement and provision of health care.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CRMM or major is LSTU.

LSTU 540S MLS Masters Capstone 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course will provide students with faculty and peer support and guidance in preparing a capstone research project in completion of the Master of Legal Studies. Students will prepare a major written project which may consist of a novel legal claim supported by a substantial literature review or an experientially-based study grounded in a substantial literature review.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHCC or major is CHRC or major is CNCA or major is LSTU.

LSTU 580S Special Topics in Legal Studies 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course number will be used for special topics offerings within the Master of Legal Studies program.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHCC or major is CNCA or major is LSTU.

LSTU I599S Independent Study in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LSTU I699S Independent Study in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LSTU I799S Independent Study in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LSTU I899S Independent Study in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LSTU I999S Independent Study in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LSTU T580S Special Topics in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

LSTU T680S Special Topics in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

LSTU T780S Special Topics in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

LSTU T880S Special Topics in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

LSTU T980S Special Topics in LSTU 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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