Ithaca College

Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies

Legal Studies Courses

Applied law electives housed in the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies (see group 2 above) are listed under LGST- interdisciplinary studies. See course lists above for other courses, not listed here, that count toward the major and minor.

LGST-30600 Criminal Law NLA

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 procedures, 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: GBUS-20300; junior standing. 3 credits. (F,S)

LGST-30700 Environmental Law and Policy LA

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: GBUS-20300; junior standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (Y)

LGST-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 MKTG-32000; students may not receive credit for both LGST-32000 and MKTG-32000. Prerequisites: GBUS-20300; junior standing. 3 credits. (Y)

LGST-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: GBUS-20300; junior standing. 3 credits. (Y)

LGST-40200 Capstone Course

A weekly seminar on a topic of depth and relevance to the study of law. Students meet to discuss the topic in depth, each week, from a radically different viewpoint. The course begins with a legal analysis of the topic and then introduces analyses in a layered form from such points of view as religious, philosophical, business (marketing/finance), sociological, and criminal. Examples of topics that could be developed in this fashion include the tobacco litigation, abortion, free speech on the Internet, and the death penalty. Each week features extensive readings by authorities in the field and writings by the students, as well as lectures or discussion groups featuring different professors and speakers to offer students a different viewpoint on the same legal issue throughout the semester. Students are required to do extensive reading and writing for each weekly meeting, and a final paper is required.

LGST-43000 Selected Topics

Offered on demand only. (IRR)

LGST-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. Also offered at the Ithaca College London Center. 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. Pass/fail only. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

LGST-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)