Introduction to Law and Risk (LGLS 2020)
Learn how you can use law, contracts and other agreements to manage and reduce a variety of risks: personal injury, economic, and financial loss; insurance risks; property damage; landlord-tenant risks; cyber-security and hacking risks that breach confidential health, customer and personal information; employment and social media risks; climate change and public health risks; and risks related to emerging technologies like autonomous cars.
Instructor: TBD. MW 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Consumer Risk: Law & Advocacy
Learn about statutes and cases that protect consumers and how to advocate for your rights when faces with common problems of everyday life: health insurance, landlord-tenant and other contract disputes; car dealership scams; fixing bad credit, debit collection, and consumer fraud; data breaches and identity theft. You’ll also be taught how to effectively document the proof you’ll need to build a small claims court lawsuit in a “Judge Judy” team project.
Prerequisite: 45 credits or consent of instructor.
Perry Binder. TR 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Environmental Risk: Law and Policy
The law affects how humans and businesses use and interact with the natural environment. In this class, you’ll learn about statutory and common law tools used to protect air, water, the environment, endangered species and human health. You’ll also discuss the legal, policy and ethical arguments surrounding how to control pollution and protect the environment.
Prerequisite: BUSA 2106 or consent of instructor.
Instructor: Erin Okuno. T 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Law & Economics
This course introduces you to the economic analysis of legal issues and explores the relationship of legal institutions and laws to economic efficiency and social goals, such as justice. Topics include the nature of litigation, damages, contract and product liability law, discrimination, crime and punishment.
Prerequisites: Econ 2106 and BUSA 2106.
Instructor: Glenn Harrison. TR 12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m.