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Department of Law



Field Description

There are few business decisions of any consequence that are without legal risks. Businesses must operate within domestic and international legal frameworks. Therefore, knowledge of business law is a vital, inherent part of business. The study of law also develops students' critical thinking, analytical, and negotiation skills—all of which are essential to being a successful businessperson. The Department of Law offers a business law minor that includes cutting-edge courses related to the legal regulation of e-commerce, employment relationships, the environment, the entertainment business, entrepreneurial ventures, the health care sector, international trade, intellectual property, real estate, and securities markets. In addition, the department supervises real estate law offerings and administers the Tier III concentration in law and policy.

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The Minors

 

Law and Policy Tier III Minor

The Department of Law at the Zicklin School of Business and the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences offer a joint interdisciplinary program in law and policy. The law and policy concentration is suitable for both liberal arts and business students who have an interest in developing a critical, multidisciplinary understanding of the U.S. legal system. This program focuses on analyzing the legal system from various liberal arts and jurisprudential perspectives and thus draws heavily on philosophical, historical, sociological, and political insights about law and individual rights.

To satisfy the liberal arts concentration in law and policy, students must first take two of the courses listed below from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and then take one of the capstone courses offered by Department of Law.

Required Capstone Course:
LAW 4900 Law, Public Policy and Legal Theory* 3 credits
or  
LAW 4905 U.S. Immigration Law and Policy*
3 credits
LAW 4906 Women, Law, and Policy* 3 credits

Electives
BLS 3014 Civil Rights Legislation and Litigation   (SOC 3014) 3 credits
ENG 3220 Media Ethics   (JRN 3220) 3 credits
ENV 3005 Economic and Legal Aspects of Ecology 3 credits
HIS 3005 Social Welfare Policy   (POL 3005) 3 credits
HIS 3008 Religion and Politics in the United States   (POL 3008), (REL 3008) 3 credits
HIS 3060 African American History 3 credits
HIS 3650 Women in America 3 credits
LAW 3122 Law and the Environment* 3 credits
PHI 3020 Philosophy of Law 3 credits
PHI 3260 Crime and Punishment 3 credits
POL 3313 Constitutional Law 3 credits
POL 3314 Civil Liberties 3 credits
POL 3422 Urban Public Policy 3 credits
PSY 3069 Psychology and Law 3 credits
SOC 3154 Crime and Justice in Sociological Perspective

3 credits

Capstone Courses

There are presently two capstone courses for the interdisciplinary law and policy Tier III concentration. Students in this program must take one of these two courses after taking two of the Arts and Sciences courses listed above.

LAW 4900 Law, Public Policy and Legal Theory*
3 credits
LAW 4905 U.S. Immigration Law and Policy

3 credits
*For the purposes of this program, this course counts as an Arts and Sciences course.

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The Zicklin School of Business Minor In Business Law**

The Department of Law also offers a minor in business law for students in the Zicklin School of Business, which is oriented toward the legal regulation of business, rather than liberal arts. Unlike the interdisciplinary law and policy Tier III concentration, the Zicklin business law minor does not satisfy Baruch Colleges Tier III liberal arts requirement. Students with an interest in business law are encouraged to take the business law minor in addition to the liberal arts concentration used to satisfy the Tier III requirement. To satisfy the business law minor, students may take any three LAW courses at the 3000 level:

LAW 3102 The Law of Business Organizations 3 credits
LAW 3103 The Law of Negotiable Instruments 3 credits
LAW 3104 The Law of Mercantile Transactions 3 credits
LAW 3106 Law & Entrepreneurship
3 credits
LAW 3107 The Law of Business Regulation 3 credits
LAW 3108 Law and the Internet 3 credits
LAW 3109 Law, Business, and the Defective Product 3 credits
LAW 3110 Debtor and Creditor Law 3 credits
LAW 3111 Law and International Business 3 credits
LAW 3112 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration 3 credits
LAW 3113 Law of Commercial Negotiation and Dispute Resolution 3 credits
LAW 3115 Securities Law and Business Crime 3 credits
LAW 3118 Law of Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property 3 credits
LAW 3122 Law and the Environment 3 credits
LAW 3123 Employment Law 3 credits
LAW 3220 Law and the Entertainment Business 3 credits
LAW 3301 Real Estate Law, Markets and Institutional Settings (RES 3000) 3 credits
LAW 3302 The Law of Real Estate Transactions   (RES 4000)

3 credits

**Optional second minor open only to students pursuing a major within the Zicklin School of Business.

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Minor in Law and Business for Non-Business Major

Students in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences or in the School of Public Affairs who wish to take business courses may do so by declaring a minor in law and business. Before declaring the minor, they must complete either BUS 1001 (1 credit) or have previously completed BUS 1000 (3 credits). To be awarded the minor, students must have a GPA of 2.0 or more in the courses included in the minor. Eligibility to declare such a minor is restricted to students who have an overall GPA of 2.0 or more at the time they declare the minor. Courses that apply to the minor may not be used for any other requirement. This minor does not fulfill the requirement to complete a Tier III minor.

Students must choose three courses (9 credits) from the following:

LAW 3108 Law and the Internet 3 credits
LAW 3111 Law and International Business 3 credits
LAW 3113 Law of Commercial Negotiation and Dispute Resolution 3 credits
LAW 3115 Securities Law and Business Crime 3 credits
LAW 3118 Law of Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property 3 credits
LAW 3122 Law and the Environment 3 credits
LAW 3123 Employment Law 3 credits
LAW 3220 Law and the Entertainment Business 3 credits
LAW 3301 Real Estate Law, Markets and Institutional Settings (RES 3000) 3 credits

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