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PLAW100 Introduction to Law Y
This course will introduce students to the American legal system and its relation to American politics, culture, and society. The course is to serve as an introduction to the concept of law, the philosophy of law, legal precedent, common law, the interpretation of law, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the practical functioning of the U.S. legal system. The course will also provide practical advice on U.S. law schools and the admissions process. Students will be introduced to the basic skills necessary for the understanding and practice of the law, including analytical interpretation, reading comprehension, rhetorical skills, legal and technical writing, and logical reasoning.
PLAW230 International & Comparative Law
Prerequisite: PLAW 100 (recommended) This course will introduce students to public and comparative international law. Students will examine the law of nations (including the law of treaties, the law of war, human rights law, international environmental law, etc.) as well as compare and contrast leading representatives of the world's legal traditions (common law, civil law, non-western legal regimes, etc.).
PLAW328 Community-Urban Field Exp in Law
Prerequisites: ENGL 106, 107, or 206 (or its equivalent), permission of the Community-Urban Field Experiences director, minimum 2.75 GPA and have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours at The University of Findlay This course offers majors in law and the liberal arts curriculum guided work-study experiences in the legal field. While most opportunities are available in Findlay and Hancock County, many off-campus learning experiences may also be available nationwide. This course will be graded S/U and may be repeated with a maximum of 15 semester hours applying toward a degree.
PLAW390 Topics in Pre-Law Y
Prerequisite: ENGL 106, 107, or 206 (or its equivalent) This course is designed to meet the needs of majors and non-majors interested in select topics pertaining to the study of law and the liberal arts. Topics may include: comparative law, legal ethics, law in popular culture, law and literature, law and social change, or some aspect of substantive law (e.g., property law). This course may be repeated if topic is different.
PLAW420 Legal Research and Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 106, 107, or 206 (or its equivalent) This course examines the basic legal resources relevant to law (such as Supreme Court reporters) and requires students to use such resources in writing legal briefs and research papers. Emphasis will be placed on legal briefs, appellate briefs, and law review style articles.
PLAW490 Independent Research in Law
Prerequisite: ENGL 106, 107, or 206 This course allows students to pursue a specialized research interest with law and liberal arts faculty. Students will identify a viable research interest in some aspect of law. Students will be expected to follow up on this interest with a research proposal to investigate a meaningful question related to the law. Finally, students will demonstrate their research findings in a paper or other significant work product at the end of the semester. This course may be repeated if the topic is different and with the consent of the law faculty.