BLAW-BUSINESS LAW (BLAW)

BLAW 230. Business Law

3 Credits

Introduction to law in general and application to business specifically; comprehensive study of the law of contracts; and the principal and agent relationship. Offered at all NMSU Community Colleges except Dona Ana Community College. Credit may not be earned in both BLAW 230 and BLAW 317.

BLAW 313. Sports and the Law

3 Credits

Introduction to legal concepts related to sports and business including an introduction to U. S. law and the civil practice, agency, sports contracts, sport torts, sport crimes, pertinent federal legislation such as Title IX, drugs and sports, international sports issues, pertinent antitrust issues, intellectual property, ethics and alternative dispute resolution.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): BLAW 316.

BLAW 316. Legal Environment of Business

3 Credits

Survey of business law including: the legal system (court systems, sources and types of law, litigation and dispute resolution), ethics and corporate social responsibility, administrative law, tort law, contract law, agency and employment law, business structure and governance, securities regulations, and international law. Students may not receive credit for both BLAW 316 and BLAW 317.

BLAW 325. Real Estate Principles and Law I

3 Credits

Same as FIN 325.

BLAW 330. Entrepreneurial Law

3 Credits

This course will explore the legal issues faced in the process of launching, financing, and growing a new venture. We will pay special attention to ventures making use of innovative technologies and business models. Intellectual property (trade secrets and confidential information, patents, copyrights, and trademarks) are of special importance to innovation-driven ventures, so we will consider in- depth how intellectual property is developed, protected, and put to use.

BLAW 385V. Consumers and the Law

3 Credits

Study of the interrelationships between business, legal, and ethical aspects of consumer issues and their attendant civil liability and remedies in domestic and international markets.

BLAW 418. Uniforms Commercial Code and Advanced Business Law Topics

3 Credits

Property, advanced contract law, debtor-creditor relations, bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Code topics, including sales, negotiable instruments, secured transactions. Students who have taken BLAW 318 may not receive credit for BLAW 418.

Prerequisite(s): BLAW 316.

BLAW 430V. American Indian Law and Policy

3 Credits

Explores the principles, doctrines, and texts governing the legal relations between the United States and Indian tribes, the history of federal Indian law and policy, tribal property, treaty rights and sovereignty, congressional plenary power, the trust doctrine, jurisdiction in Indian country, and tribal government. Topic specifically examined in the course include tribal lawmaking powers, gaming and economic development in Indian country, protection of Indian religious rights and cultural property, water rights, fishing, hunting and other treaty-based rights.

BLAW 490. Selected Topics

1-3 Credits

Prerequisites vary according to the seminar being offered.

BLAW 498. Independent Study

1-3 Credits

Individual studies directed by consenting faculty with the prior approval of the department head.

Prerequisites: junior or above standing and consent of instructor and department head.

BLAW 502. Legal Environment of Business

3 Credits

Legal procedures and the judicial system as applied to business situations and a general coverage of the bodies of substantive law most commonly associated with business.

Prerequisite: graduate students only.

BLAW 518. Uniform Commerical Code and Advanced Business Law Topics

3 Credits

Property, advanced contract law, debtor-creditor relations, bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Code topics, including sales, negotiable instruments, secured transactions. Students who have taken either BLAW 318 or BLAW 418 may not receive credit for BLAW 518. Same as BLAW 418 with differentiated assignments for graduate students.

Prerequisite(s): BLAW 316 or BLAW 502.

BLAW 527. Negotiation and Business Dispute Resolution

3 Credits

Focus on learning tactics related to conflict resolution skills and negotiation theory. Also the use of quantitative methods and their realistic application in resolving disputes. Students will participate in numerous role playing activities and simulated mediation games. Same as MGT 527.

BLAW 530. American Indian Law and Policy

3 Credits

This course is divided into two major parts: an historical survey of federal Indian law and policy, and selected topics focusing on contemporary federal Indian law and policy issues and problems. This course assumes that the students have not had any law courses and approaches the topic of the history of federal Indian law and policy from various multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

BLAW 550. Selected Topics

3 Credits

Seminars in selected topics related to business law or the legal environment of business.

Prerequisite(s): Varies according to seminar being offered.

BLAW 598. Special Research Programs

1-3 Credits

Individual investigations either analytical or experimental with the prior consent of the instructor and department head.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head.