Law and Business Minor

Business Law Students
Law and Business Minor Program Requirements

Law and Business Minor for Business and Non-Business Majors

Accelerate your career by combining your business knowledge with legal critical thinking and strategic analysis skills.

The undergraduate law and business minor is a four course (12 credit hour) program with classes taught by professors from the College of Law, and is open to both business and non-business majors. Many jobs require a familiarity with legal concepts but not a juris doctor degree. They include jobs in growing fields such as regulatory compliance, employment law, contracts and procurement, financial services and securities regulation and real estate development. Combining business knowledge with a minor in law and business makes graduates more marketable and provides connections to new job opportunities.

Course Requirements and Prerequisites

All of the courses in the minor require a 3.25 cumulative GPA or higher and junior standing. The four courses in the minor can be taken in any order. The recommendation, however, is to take BLAW 375 and BLAW 376 first.

Courses

BLAW375 – The Legal System, Lawyers and the Common Law
OFFERED FALL SEMESTER
Introduction to the court system, sources of law, and an overview of the three major areas of the common law: torts, contracts, and property. Emphasizes intellectual property, zoning, product liability, Uniform Commercial code and other topics relevant to business. Examines the role of lawyers in business settings. Professor Harvey Perlman
BLAW376 – Civil and Criminal Litigation
OFFERED FALL SEMESTER
Examines civil and criminal justice system and key legal concepts that frame the operations of these systems, including jurisdiction and venue, civil and criminal case progression, structure and function of key legal documents, discovery and evidence, civil appeals process, components of criminal responsibility criminal defenses, search and seizure, the privilege against self-incrimination, sentencing issues, and the post-conviction process. Examines issues that arise in business settings. Professor Martin Gardner and Assistant Dean Marc Pearce


BLAW377 – Introduction to Corporate Compliance
OFFERED SPRING SEMESTER
Examines relationships between corporate governance, risk and compliance. Identification and discussion of common features of compliance programs and specific regulations affecting corporate compliance. Discussion of the role of risk assessment and ethical considerations. Professor Catherine Lee Wilson
BLAW378 – Legislation and Regulation
OFFERED SPRING SEMESTER
Introduction to legislation, the structure of the U.S. government, the sources of governmental policy, and the various factors that influence policy and related regulations. Examines considerations that go into legislative and administrative policymaking and how businesses can play a role in shaping legislative and administrative agendas. Analyzes complex language through the art of statutory interpretation. Professor Eric Berger


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How to Enroll

Students interested in enrolling can do so through MyRed.

College of Business Contact
Colleen Medill Donna Dudney
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Curriculum and Programs
Email: ddudney@unl.edu
Phone: (402)472-5695
College of Law Contact
Colleen Medill Colleen Medill
Robert and Joanne Berkshire Family Professor of Law
Email: cmedill2@unl.edu
Phone: (402)472-1206