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Law (Woods College) Courses (ADLA) Woods College of Advancing Studies


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
ADLA 1101 Law for the Layperson Fall 4
Course Description

It is often said we are a society of law and not people. This course examines how the law affects individual lives. After an introduction to the legal system, the class deals with citizen’s rights and responsibilities under the U.S. Constitution. Topics include constitutional law, basic contract problems, criminal law, issues of fraud and privacy in an electronic age, developments in simplifying legal concepts, property, tort as well as family, juvenile and business law.


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Prerequisites: None

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ADLA 1141 Family Law Fall 4
Course Description

The family as we know it is not simply the result of chance. Its existence is defined and reinforced by law. Examines the civil laws applicable to husband-wife and parent-child relationships, and current challenges to traditional laws. Socio-economic as well as legal aspects of marriage, adoption, abortion, divorce and child custody are considered.


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ADLA 5001 Labor Relations and Human Resources Fall 4
Course Description

Workplaces are dynamic and fluid environments that are impacted by internal and external forces. This course examines the economic, social, psychological and political factors that influence employee relations systems. Through case studies and role playing, the course examines basic rights under federal and state statutes, the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and the utilization of alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve conflict in the workplace.


Instructor(s): Richard Zaiger

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ADGR7729

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ADLA 5053 Employment and Labor Law Spring/Fall 4
Course Description

This introduction to the rapidly evolving law of the workplace focuses on how the law works in practice today providing important information for employees and managers. Looks at traditional common law such as “Employment At Will” and areas of employment law topics including hiring, promotion and termination, workplace security, privacy and safety, compensation and benefits, immigration, and labor-management relations. Course also covers the various laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, with a focus on federal statutes and regulations as well as the emerging legal issues around Social Media in the workplace.


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Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ADGR8053

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