Legal Studies in Business courses

LGST 3010 Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Environment of Business
Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Environment of Business
A writing intensive component is included in this course. LGST 3010 examines ethical and legal issues that affect business decision-making. The course covers ethical decision making, including the concepts of professionalism, integrity-based management, compliance-based management, and corporate social responsibility. The course then focuses on the ethical and legal issues associated with the legal system, the litigation process, alternative dispute resolution techniques, business torts based on negligence, intent and strict liability, including fraud, product liability, misrepresentations, and misleading advertising, contracts, consumer protection issues, business crimes, bankruptcy, labor and employment law, laws surrounding equal opportunity, and property law, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trade names, and trademarks.
Notes: This is a required course in the A. B. Freeman School of Business Core Curriculum.
Pre-requistites: ECON 101, sophomore standing.
credit hours: 3

LGST 3890 Service Learning (Add-on Component)
Service Learning (Add-on Component)
Freeman students may elect to fulfill their upper-level Newcomb-Tulane public service requirement through this service learning option that functions as an added component to the foregoing legal studies courses. This added one-hour component supplements the legal studies curriculum and gives students the opportunity to become familiar with courtroom procedure while acquiring research, investigation, analytical skills through courtroom observation and data collection. Students are required to fulfill 20-40 hours of public service and wil engage in reflective learning through journal exercises and class presentation.
Co-requisites: LGST 3010, LGST 4100, LGST 4110, LGST 4120, LGST 4130, LGST 4140, LGST 4150, LGST 4160, LGST 4170, LGST 4180, LGST 4210; junior
credit hours: 1

LGST 4100 Business Law
Business Law
LGST 4100 examines the basic legal element of almost every business transaction -- a contract. The course focuses on how businesspeople form and perform contracts, as well as possible remedies for breach of a contract. In addition to contracts, the course examines negotiable instruments and how they function in the banking system. The course then focuses on the general rights of creditors and how bankruptcy affects creditor rights. Business Law presents material on the structure of business organizations, including mergers and consolidations, and the use of agents in business. The course concludes with a variety of special topics including property law, landlord-tenant law, insurance law, estate law, and professional liability law. This course is required for the legal studies in business major.
Pre-requistites: LGST 3010.
credit hours: 3

LGST 4110 Legal Writing and Research
Legal Writing and Research
LGST 4110 is designed to teach the fundamentals of legal writing and to acquaint the student with the basic resources of computerized legal databases. Students learn the techniques of legal problem-solving and learn to research and draft legal memoranda and briefs through a series of progressively more complex written assignments.
Notes: This course is required for the legal studies in business major.
credit hours: 3

LGST 4120 International Business Law
International Business Law
LGST 4120 introduces students to relevant features of the various legal systems currently governing the conduct of international business - national, regional, and international. Topics include international trade agreements, international dispute resolution, jurisdictional and choice of law problems, treatment of foreign investments, foreign corrupt practices, conflicting standards on labor, the environment, competition, and tariff law. The course presents policy problems and operational concerns that arise as the result of conflicting laws, gaps in laws, and developing international standards.
Pre-requistites: LGST 3010.
credit hours: 3

LGST 4140 Insurance and Risk Management
Insurance and Risk Management
LGST 4140 helps students prepare to be successful managers by staying one step ahead of potential problems. In the ever-changing landscape of business, identifying and analyzing risk and managing it through insurance and alternative tools are integral to the overall risk management plans of individuals and firms. This class shows students how risk management impacts important financial decisions, through techniques such as loss control, risk retention, and risk transfer. An added focus on speculative risk management, in addition to current insurance coverage, makes this class essential for managers operating in the business world of today and tomorrow.
Pre-requistites: LGST 3010, FINE 3010.
credit hours: 3

LGST 4150 Real Estate Law
Real Estate Law
LGST 4150 examines the fundamentals of real estate financing and development from a legal and managerial perspective. The course introduces real estate law to students. The course develops the student's skills in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting. The main topics covered include the following: land acquisition, subdivision, construction, permanent loans, joint ventures, management (leasing, environmental), limited partnerships, disposition of real property (sale of mortgaged property, foreclosures, wraparound mortgages, sale-leasebacks), and recent legal developments.
Pre-requistites: LGST 3010.
credit hours: 3

LGST 4160 Law of E-Commerce
Law of E-Commerce
LGST 4160 examines the law relating to the developing field of electronic commerce or electronic business. The first part of the course looks at the online legal environment. Online legal environment issues typically involve dispute resolution, cyber torts and crimes, and intellectual property issues. The second part of the course examines management and e-commerce issues, which involve e-contracting, risk management, and information security. The third part of the course focuses on marketing and e-commerce and examines online marketing, consumer protection, and privacy issues. The fourth part of the course examines employment relationships and web technology, including monitoring employee activities. The fifth section of this course focuses on the economics, finance, and taxation of e-commerce.
Pre-requistites: LGST 3010.
credit hours: 3

LGST 4170 Employment Law for Human Resource Professionals
Employment Law for Human Resource Professionals
The course examines legal issues associated with the hiring process, such as recruitment, background checks, eligibility, hiring and promotion, and managing a diverse workforce, including affirmative action, harassment, and accommodations. The course also covers conditions of employment such as pay, benefits and terms of employment and so forth, managing performance and terminating an employee, including terminating union, nonunion, and public sector employees.
Pre-requistites: LGST 3010.
credit hours: 3

LGST 4180 Sports and Entertainment Law
Sports and Entertainment Law
The course examines the legal issues associated with amateur sports, professional sports, and the entertainment industry.
Notes: Cannot have earned credit for LAWU 3100
Pre-requistites: LGST 3010 and LGST 4100.
credit hours: 3

LGST 4200 LSAT Review
LSAT Review
The Law School Admissions Test Review course prepares students for the LSAT including familiarizing students with the LSAT's format and structure and developing test-taking strategies. The course is one credit hour taken on an S/U basis, and the course does not count toward the student's degree requirements.
credit hours: 0

LGST 4210 Mock Trials
Mock Trials
LGST 4210 is a year long course that examines procedural and evidentiary issues involved in case analysis and trial preparation. The course covers ethical decision making, including the concept off professionalism, negotiations, public speaking, and legal research and writing. The course then focuses on the ethical and legal issues associated with the legal system, specifically the litigation process and alternative dispute resolutions. The course will involve simulation exercises involving trial preparation and trial procedure, including motion filing and oral arguments. Trial materials will include subject-matter related to business torts based on negligence, intent and strict liability, fraud, products liability, misrepresentations and misleading advertising, contracts, consumer protection issues, business crimes, bankruptcy, labor and employment law, laws surrounding equal opportunity; and property law, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trade names, and trademarks. The course will culminate in the participation in a National Moot Court competition where students will compete with other undergraduate institutions.
Pre-requistites: LGST 3010;junior standing
credit hours: 1.5

LGST 4550 Internship
Internship
Freeman School majors may elect to do a legal studies in business internship that will appear as a one-credit, 400-level course on their transcripts; however, the credit does not apply towards the 122 minimum hours required for a BSM degree. The purpose of the internship must be to apply (within an ongoing business organization) the intellectual capital obtained from first- through third-year courses of the BSM program. Before registering for this course, the student must present a proposal describing how the proposed internship will meet the stated objectives and how the student will demonstrate that the objectives have been met. This proposal must be approved by the instructor before course registration. The student is responsible for locating the firm and arranging an internship position. This course is normally offered only during the summer and fulfills the curricular practical training option for students with F-1 visa status.
credit hours: 1

LGST 7210 Business Law
Business Law
credit hours: 3