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Legal Studies Concentration

The Legal Studies Concentration requires students to complete four Business Law courses (12 credit hours). The Legal Studies Concentration is composed of two survey courses in Business Law, BLAW 310and BLAW 420, (a total of six credit hours) and two other Business Law courses selected by the student’s major department from existing course offerings (six credit hours):

Two Business Law survey courses (6 Hours):
BLAW 310, an introduction to the dynamic legal, economic and social/political world in which business entities operate, including the legal system, alternative dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, business organizations, ethical and global factors; and,BLAW 420, a comprehensive study of traditional business law topics including a brief review of contracts, employment law, business organizations, a study of property, trusts and estates, consumer protection, bankruptcy, suretyship, mortgages, the Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2‐9, securities regulations, and accountant’s legal liability.


Two advanced Business Law courses chosen from the following to compliment the student’s major curriculum and interests (6 Hours):

  • Accounting majors: BLAW 421 and BLAW 415 or 425 or 240*;
  • Business Systems Analysis and Technology majors: BLAW 415 and 425;
  • Management majors: BLAW 421 and BLAW 415 or 425 or 240*;
  • Professional Land and Resource Management majors: BLAW 309 and BLAW 415 or 435;
  • Marketing and Hospitality Management majors: BLAW 421 and BLAW 412 or 415 or 425 or 240*;
  • Economics majors: Any two of the following: BLAW 421 or 415 or 425 or 435 or 309 or 445;
  • Finance majors: BLAW 421 and BLAW 415 or 425 or 398;
  • Insurance and Risk Management majors: BLAW 445 and BLAW 415 or 425 or 398.

*Note: BLAW 240 is not a 300‐level course and cannot be used as a business elective. It can be used as a free elective. It will be accepted to meet the requirements of the BLAW concentration. Notary Public Exam Prep, when offered as a BLAW 440 Special Topics course, may be taken in place of BLAW 240 and will count both toward the BLAW concentration or minor and as a business elective.