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Elective Courses - Law Common (LCOM)

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College of Law Dates to Remember


Fall Term 2009

August 14-22 New student orientation
August 24 Classes begin
August 28 Add deadline
October 17 Withdraw deadline
October 30 Last day to apply for graduation
December 4 Last day of classes
December 9-22 Final Exams


Spring Term 2010

January 7 New students arrive
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Withdraw deadline
April 26 Last day of classes
April 29-May 12 Final Exams

Law Common (Prefix LCOM)

  • LCOM L800 Family Law 3 hrs.
    This course surveys the law regulating marriage and other interpersonal relationships. Topics considered include marriage, alternate forms of social organization, rights concerning procreation, divorce, child custody, financial aspects of family dissolution, the legal regulation of the parent/child relationship, children’s rights and the state’s role in protecting children from neglect and abuse, and adoption.
  • LCOM L805 Estate Planning 2 hrs.
    This course examines the various methods of preserving, increasing, and disposing of wealth. Emphasis is placed on the tax implications of transfers within the family group as well as transfers for the benefit of charitable organizations. Attention is given to the use of generation skipping transfers, class gifts, and the creation of future interests by trust instruments.
    Prerequisites: LAW L980, LCOM L715.
  • LCOM L920 Commercial Transactions 3 hrs.
    This course investigates the laws that affect the rights and obligations of parties engaged in the sale and distribution of goods. The sales contract, its formation, interpretation and performance, the risk of loss, and the remedies of the parties are emphasized. Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 receives intense scrutiny.
  • LCOM L921 Secured Transactions 2 hrs.
    This course is concerned with all aspects of security in personal property. Covered are problems and legal principles relevant to the creation of the security interest, to its perfection, to priorities between competing security interests and between a security interest and other kinds of property interest, to payment and redemption, and to realization procedures. The emphasis will be on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.