Courses

BLAW 108. The Citizen and Civil Law (3)

Not open to Business majors. This course is designed to introduce the student to aspects of the legal environment, including wills and inheritance, torts, contracts, landlord-tenant and other real estate problems, dissolution of marriage and other family problems, business organizations, checks and promissory notes, and consumer credit. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.)

BLAW 280. Business Law I (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement; Sophomore standing. Study of the role of law in business, including the study of legal institutions and their role in facilitating and regulating business. Includes a study of the legal system, civil litigation, torts and the formation and performance of contracts. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.)

BLAW 308. Business Law II (3)

Prerequisite: BLAW 280. Corequisite/Prerequisites for Business majors: BUS 302/L. Study of the role of law in business, including the study of legal institutions and their role in facilitating and regulating business. Topics include agency and employment law, the various forms of business organizations and securities law.

BLAW 368. Law, Business and Ethics (3)

Prerequisite: BLAW 280. Corequisite/Prerequisites for Business majors: BUS 302/L. Study of law, ethics and values in the business environment. The course will examine the ethical issues managers face in organizations within the context of values and law. Students are taught to recognize ethical issues, identify bias, examine values, explore the role of ethics in the …

BLAW 391. Women and the Law (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Recommended Corequisites or Preparatory for Business majors: BUS 302/L. Study of several areas of law affecting the past and current legal status of women. Includes constitutional law, employment law and health law. (Available for General Education, Comparative …

BLAW 409. Wills, Estates and Trusts (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Introduction to the law of wills, estates, trusts and other areas connected with estate planning. Considers the nature of property, joint ownership of property, the validity and probate of wills, inheritance under the laws of interstate …

BLAW 428. International Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Study of the legal environment for international commercial transactions, including an analysis of major Western and non-Western legal traditions and the supranational law of the European Community; a detailed analysis of the negotiation, formation, enforcement and …

BLAW 430. Marketing Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course explores the legal aspects of marketing strategy. The course considers the legal aspects of product ownership, distribution and competition, including liability aspects of particular business practices. Students study federal and state law related to …

BLAW 450. Intellectual Property Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Exploring the law of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and related forms of intellectual property protection. Considered will be the nature of intellectual property rights and the scope of protection for various subject matter, including international …

BLAW 451. Entertainment Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280, 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course covers the recurring legal problems that arise in the business context of the entertainment industry and the legal relationships between the parties involved in the film, television, theater, music and online entertainment fields. …

BLAW 480. Commercial Transactions Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280, 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Study of those areas of law related to commercial business transactions, including commercial paper, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, bankruptcy and the law of sales.

BLAW 481. Real Estate Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280, 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Legal and business aspects of real property acquisition and ownership, involving the nature of property ownership, including the acquisition of titles, easements, leases and contracts, community property, joint tenancy, tenancy in common, brokerage and land-use …

BLAW 485. Labor and Employment Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280, 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Examines the development of labor law in the U.S. from the early common law to the current legislation. Existing federal statutes regulating labor unions and labor relations will be studied in detail. These statutes are …

BLAW 495. Advanced Topics in Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280, 308; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Selected advanced topics in business law are analyzed by means of readings, analysis of cases and problems, case studies and class discussion.

BLAW 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Course content to be determined. (See subtitles in appropriate Schedule of Classes.)

BLAW 498A-C. Field Assignments and Reports (1-6)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280 or the equivalent with a grade of “C” or better; BUS 302/L for Business majors; CSUN cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Individual study must pertain to career goals. Students must have active, approved employment. Consultation with employer and instructor determines …

BLAW 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 280 or the equivalent with a grade of “C” or better; BUS 302/L for Business majors; Minimum 3.0 overall GPA; Minimum 2.0 GPA in all major courses; Minimum 2.0 GPA in option courses; Consent of Department Chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score …

BLAW 508. MBA Law in the Business Environment (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Study of the role of law in business, including the study of legal institutions and their role in facilitating and regulating business. Includes a study of the legal system, civil litigation, torts, and the formation and performance of contract, agency and employment law, the various forms of business organizations and securities law.

BLAW 651. Entertainment Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: BLAW 508 or 280; Graduate standing. This course covers the recurring legal problems that arise in the business context of the entertainment industry and the legal relationships between the parties involved in the film, television, theater, music and online entertainment fields. In particular, the course will address tort law issues, including defamation, invasion of …

BLAW 690. Seminar in Business Law (3)

Prerequisite: BLAW 508. Selected advanced topics in business law are analyzed by means of readings, analysis of cases and problems, case studies and class discussion.

BLAW 699. Independent Study Business Law (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor and Department Chair. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any single department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College of Business without prior approval of the Dean. Only those graduate students who have a current 3.0 or higher GPA …