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2022-2023 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Graziadio Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LEGL 632 Fundamentals of the American Legal System and Employment Law (3)

The purpose of this class is not only to introduce the student to a more detailed study of employment law but also to demonstrate how rule of law in the United States works. This course lays the legal foundation for studying American employment law by identifying and exploring the basic structure of the American legal and regulatory system at the federal, state, and local levels. The course briefly covers the substantive law in the following areas that broadly apply to the American private sector workplace: tort law, criminal law, contract law, agency law, business organizations, and intellectual property law. The course also promotes an understanding of civil law and its legal process involved in common workplace lawsuits and litigation. Lastly, this course identifies and explores the fundamental regulatory requirements, and the complex interplay of federal, state, and local rules that apply to human resources primarily in the U.S. private sector.

Grading Basis: Graded