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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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Legal Studies Courses

The following courses are offered for the legal studies minor.

787-30600 Criminal Law   NLA

    An introduction to topics in criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal justice. Topics include: The American court system; origins of law; elements of crimes; defenses to crimes; constitutional issues in criminal law; criminal procedure issues including policy operations, arraignments, indictments, Grand Jury procedure, criminal trials and appeals; and criminal justice issues including "white- and blue-collar" crime, philosophies of crime and punishment, and crime in the workplace. An optional clinical component in the Tompkins County court system will be available. Prerequisites: 887-20300; junior standing. 3 credits. (F,S)

787-30700 Environmental Law and Policy   LA

    A survey of environmental law and the policies and goals of key federal environmental statutes. Students will examine the role of the Environmental Protection Agency in implementing and enforcing environmental standards, as well as significant case law developments. Prerequisites: 887-20300; junior standing; or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Y)

787-32000 Marketplace Regulation and Consumer Protection   NLA

    Discussion and in-depth study of the role of government in protecting the consumer and regulating marketplace practices. Seminar topics include the costs and effectiveness of the administrative law process, case studies of federal regulatory agencies, and recent developments in marketing and product liability law. Emphasis on research skills, and individual and group presentations. Cross-listed with 884-32000. Students may not receive credit for both 787-32000 and 884-32000. Prerequisites: 887-20300; junior standing. 3 credits. (Y)

787-32300 Legal Research Seminar   NLA

    Introduction to legal research and legal writing. During the first half, students use the Cornell University law school library to research state and federal statutes and cases, and they complete weekly research assignments. Once use of the law school library is mastered, the focus changes to a tutorial-structured course in which students use computerized databases located at Ithaca College to prepare legal memoranda. Prerequisites: 887-20300; junior standing. 3 credits. (Y)

787-49800 Internship: Legal Studies   NLA

    Off-campus experience involving varied, non-routine work projects designed to allow students to synthesize academic theory with "real-world" operations of an organization. Primary responsibility is on the student to develop a project proposal and then carry out its requirements in conjunction with a faculty sponsor. Prerequisites: Junior standing; completion of appropriate principles courses; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 at Ithaca College; prior approval of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies; approval of proposal by term beginning. Also offered at the Ithaca College London Center. Pass/fail only. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

787-49900 Independent Study: Legal Studies   NLA

    Special reading and research not covered in courses currently being offered, under supervision. Prerequisites: Junior standing; completion of appropriate principles courses; prior approval by the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies. Variable credit. (F-S,Y)

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