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Legal Studies

 
LEGL-Legal Studies
LEGL 1010
Survey of Law
3:3:0
Not Offered

Covers the history and development of present-day law practice, including specialized areas of practice. Completers should be able to describe the American court system, know and use legal vocabulary, have a basic understanding of different substantive areas of law. Lab access fee of $32 for computers applies.

LEGL 1110
Civil Litigation
4:4:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
PRLG 1000, ENGL 1010

Overviews court system, emphasizing the Utah State Courts, civil procedural and evidentiary rules, and stages of civil litigation. Emphasizes the paralegal's role in investigation, preparation, and resolution of lawsuits. Lab access fee of $32 for computers applies.

LEGL 2000
Culture of Law
2:2:0
Fall, Spring

Survey course that discusses the impact of earning a law degree; professional options open to a JD; and how to manage one's career; through lectures on pertinent issues, opportunities to interview lawyers, by film, speakers sharing their experience about different aspects of their career, opportunities to read and write on legal issues.

LEGL 2350
Evidence
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
PRLG 1000

Examines the admissibility of evidence in both a civil and criminal trial context. Studies the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the privileges, challenges, advancements in technology and emerging issues in the use of evidence in American courts.

LEGL 258R
Special Topics in Legal Studies
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
PRLG 1000

Provides exposure to emerging topics of current interest in the Legal field. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.

LEGL 2830
Legal Studies Capstone
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
LEGL 1110, LEGL 3000

A capstone course for the Associate's Degree in Legal Studies. Provides integration of all functional paralegal skills via mock trials. Requires the student to write a legal memorandum analyzing a particular case and to present a legal issue to the class.

LEGL 290R  (Cross-listed with: CJ 290R)
Law Society
1:1:0
Fall, Spring

Elective credit for students interested in law or law-related professions. Provides a program of activity relating to current legal issues, encouraging social awareness and developing law and civic consciousness. Students arrange for guest speakers from the legal and criminal justice professions to present information concerning their professions. Teaches leadership skills by serving on committees. Pass/Fail grade issued. Paralegal majors and criminal justice majors may repeat this course for a total of three elective credits towards graduation. Each student must participate in the service project and fundraiser for a passing grade.

LEGL 3000
Business Law
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 1010 and University Advanced Standing

For School of Business students and others desiring a more complete understanding of business law. Presents the American legal system, constitutional law, statutory law, common law, and administrative law and alternatives to courts. Discusses crimes, torts, negligence, contracts, negotiable instruments, and contractual relationships. May be delivered online. Lab access fee of $32 for computers applies.

LEGL 300H
Business Law
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 1010 and University Advanced Standing

For School of Business students and others desiring a more complete understanding of business law at an honors level. Presents the American legal system, constitutional law, statutory law, common law, and administrative law and alternatives to courts. Discusses crimes, torts, negligence, contracts, negotiable instruments, and contractual relationships.

LEGL 3130
Real Estate Principles and Finance
3:3:0
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 1010 or equivalent.

Includes the nature of real property, estates in land, transfer of real property rights, encumbrances, public restrictions, and contracts. Discusses ownership in real estate, settlement, taxation, real estate finance, math in real estate applications, and real estate valuation and appraisal. Lab access fee of $32 for computers applies.

LEGL 3140
Real Estate Law
3:3:0
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 1010 or equivalent.

Explores the legal implications of ownership of real property, including property management and new construction. Also covers federal and Utah-specific law, and Utah licensing testing and review. Lab access fee of $32 for computers applies.

LEGL 3150
Survey of Dispute Resolution
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
(PRLG 1000 or LEGL 3000 or PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 or SW 1010) and University Advanced Standing

Offers an introduction to the most commonly practiced dispute resolution processes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Studies conflict resolution theory and explores contemporary dispute resolution policy issues. Involves participation in simulations of various dispute resolution processes, including interviewing and counseling, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

LEGL 3170
Real Estate Contracts and Agency
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 1010 or equivalent

Explores the intricacies of contracts and agency relationships in real estate transactions, including uniform real estate contracts, agency agreements and principles, the Utah standard Real Estate Purchase Contract, and other related issues.

LEGL 3210
Interviewing and Investigations
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
PRLG 2100 and University Advanced Standing

Overview of how to conduct a factual investigation in various contexts, including criminal and civil cases, with particular emphasis on interviewing witnesses. Includes technology-driven investigative tools, social media, the Freedom of Information Act and other resources, and the ethical and legal limitations on investigative techniques.

LEGL 3250  (Cross-listed with: POLS 3250)
Introduction to Law and Politics
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
(POLS 1010 or Instructor Approval) and University Advanced Standing

Examines the relationship between law and politics. Addresses the impact politics have on the judiciary and the strengths and weaknesses of law as a means of social order. Focuses on general issues of legal and political theory and the social and political function of law.

LEGL 3310
Marketing Law
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 1010 and University Advanced Standing

For School of Business marketing students and others desiring a more complete understanding of marketing law. Broadly presents the American legal system, with special attention to issues in constitutional law, statutory law, common law, and administrative law and alternatives to courts with respect to marketing. Discusses crimes, torts, negligence, contracts, negotiable instruments, intellectual property, and contractual relationships.

LEGL 3410
Mediation and Negotiation
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
PRLG 1000 or LEGL 3000) and University Advanced Standing

Prepares students to knowledgeably understand and participate on a basic level in the process of mediation and negotiation in a legal context. Focuses on conceptual knowledge of both process and practical skills and effectiveness as a mediator and negotiator.

LEGL 3530
Employment and Labor Law
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
(ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020) and University Advanced Standing

Covers employment and labor law, cases, and policy. Includes employment discrimination along with labor relations statues exploring the link between employment discrimination and traditional labor relations law. Presents tools necessary to formulate and write policy for profit and non-profit organizations. Includes lecture, class discussions, case studies, a service learning project, and guest speakers.

LEGL 3650
Tort Law
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
PRLG 1000, (ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020), and University Advanced Standing

Provides instruction in theory and practice of tort and injury law. Successful completers should know and use legal vocabulary and demonstrate an understanding of tort and injury law. Lab access fee of $32 course for computers applies.

LEGL 3760
Law Practice Management
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Matriculation into any Legal Studies Program and University Advanced Standing

Covers management principles applicable in modern law practice from solo practice to large mega firms. Provides students with parameters and policies of the business of law to understand why law firms conduct business differently from other industries. Introduces students to administrative and substantive functions and procedures common to a law office that make the student's transition into legal employment easier. Encourages ethical considerations and acquisition of skills required by law firms that use efficient systems and procedures.

LEGL 3890
Certified Legal Assistant Preparation
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
PRLG 4200 and (ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020) and University Advanced Standing

Acquaints students with Certified Legal Assistant exam prerequisite and preparation strategies. Reviews all required sections of the exam which include legal terminology, communications, legal ethics, judgment and analytical ability, legal research, human relations and interviewing techniques, and general law. Also covers some elective law portions of the exam which might include administrative law, bankruptcy law, business organizations, contract law, criminal law, estate planning and probate, family law, litigation, real estate law. Successful completers should be prepared to sit for the CLA Exam.

LEGL 4000
Advanced Business Law and E-Commerce
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
LEGL 3000 and University Advanced Standing

Examines contemporary issues in business law, with an emphasis in e-commerce and business in a digital environment. Studies secured transactions, business associations, investor protection, consumer protection and government regulation in an increasingly global and interconnected business environment. Recommended for students interested in graduate school, especially in law or business.

LEGL 4100
Advanced Mediation
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
LEGL 3410 and University Advanced Standing

Prepares students to perform at an advanced level in the mediation process. Builds on the fundamentals learned in the basic course, improves knowledge, and sharpens practical skills and effectiveness as a mediator. Uses an interactive-workshop format that blends theory with simulated class role-play.

LEGL 4130
Bankruptcy and Collections
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
LEGL 3000

Covers collection of debts and the discharge of certain financial obligations in bankruptcy, including Chapter 7, 11, and 13 filings. Utilizes lecture and practical experience in the preparation of collection and bankruptcy documents. Teaches basic collections, bankruptcy law, drafting collections, bankruptcy pleadings, and schedules. Lab access fee of $32 for computers applies.

LEGL 4150
Will Trusts and Probates
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Matriculation into any Woodbury School of Business program and University Advanced Standing

Examines purpose and methods of estate planning, emphasizing the drafting of simple wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. Covers testamentary and non-testamentary disposition of property, taxation, intestate succession, medical directives, power of attorney and probate and estate administration processes. Lab access fee of $32 for computers applies.

LEGL 4160
Contract Law
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
LEGL 3000 and (ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020) and University Advanced Standing

Provides a functional approach to the Law of Contracts. Teaches contract problems and defenses through case study method. Lab access fee of $32 for computers applies.

LEGL 418G
International Law
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
(ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020) and University Advanced Standing

Examines the emergence of International Law as a reflection of changing social, cultural, religious perspectives in an increasingly global community. Studies the global relationships between states, businesses, and individuals, and the resolution of disputes on an international level, including special problems in international crime, jurisdiction, courts, contracts and trade, intellectual property, and other current issues.

LEGL 4190
Constitutional Law
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Matriculation into any Legal Studies major and University Advanced Standing

Examines the relationships between individual liberty and the government, including the separation of powers, federalism and limits on the government's ability to restrict individual freedom. Studies the Bill of Rights, with emphasis on the first, fourth, and fourteenth amendments, and their practical effect in civil and criminal cases.

LEGL 4200
Domestic Mediation
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
(LEGL 3410 or instructor approval) and University Advanced Standing

Prepares students to understand and participate knowledgeably and effectively in the process of domestic mediation. Improves conceptual knowledge about and understanding of the domestic mediation process as well as improving practical negotiation and mediation skills. Utilizes a highly interactive workshop format that blends theory with practice.

LEGL 430G
International Business Law
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
(ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020), Junior Standing, and University Advanced Standing

Examines current issues in international and comparative business law, including environmental protections, multinational enterprises, foreign investment, banking, labor, financing and taxation. Studies how culture, values, religion, and other factors affect law in a global business context. Recommended for students graduate work, especially in business or law. Fulfills Global/Intercultural Requirement.

LEGL 4830
Legal Capstone Course
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
LEGL 1110, PRLG 4200, LEGL 3000, and University Advanced Standing

A capstone course for the Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies. Provides integration of all functional paralegal skills via mock trials. Requires the student to write a legal memorandum analyzing a particular case and to present a legal issue to the class.

LEGL 498R
Directed Research
1 to 3:1 to 3:0
Prerequisite(s):
(ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020), PRLG 4200, Department Approval, and University Advanced Standing

Studies the process of researching and writing for scholarly publication. Includes understanding the concepts of scholarly conversation, managing scholarship, choosing a topic, identifying appropriate journals, using exemplars, creating a title and abstract, making an outline, developing an introduction and conclusion, writing the body of the paper, and then revising, submitting, and finally publishing in a scholarly journal. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.

LEGL 6000
Legal Challenges in Modern Business
1.5:1.5:0
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into the Woodbury School of Business MBA program

Examines contemporary issues in business law, with an emphasis in e-commerce and business in a digital environment. Studies secured transactions, business associations, investor protection, consumer protection and government regulation in an increasingly global and interconnected business environment. Recommended for business executives and managers.