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PLS101 Introduction to the Study of Law (2)
An introduction to the various aspects of the legal profession and to basic legal terminology. The course also covers career options and helps the students determine whether or not the legal profession is the right choice for them.

PLS102 Trial Advocacy (1)
An examination of the terminologies and procedures used in the courts of the United States.

PLS103 Mock Trial I (1)
Prerequisite: PLS 102. Prepares students for regional and/or national Mock Trial competitions.

PLS104 Mock Trial II (1)
Prerequisite: PLS 102. Prepares students for regional and/or national Mock Trial competitions.

PLS202 The Federal Judiciary (1)
Students will examine the Federal Court system of the United States.

PLS255 Special Topics (3)
A special topics course investigating a particular subject related to law.

PLS310 Law and Economics (3)
Prerequisite: ECO 105. An introduction to the economic analysis of the law. Economic analysis will be used to shed light on property, tort, and contract law. Cross-listed as ECO 310.

PLS312 Psychology and the Law (3)
A course examining psychology and the legal system. Topics include eyewitness testimony, the insanity defense, theories of crime, lie detection and confession, jury decision making, the psychology of rape, serial killers, punishment and sentencing. Cross-listed as PSY 302.

PLS355 Legal Topics (3)
A special topics course in an investigation of a particular subject related to law.

PLS380 Legal Issues in Sports and Entertainment Marketing (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 291. Course requirement: Junior status, minimum GPA of 2.5. An investigation into the plethora of legal issues facing the sports and entertainment industries. The course will analyze legislation that has effected the development and operation of these industries. Landmark and seminal cases will be reviewed to ascertain the rights and restrictions of those operating within the industries. Also included as a point of study will be controversial issues where legal precedents have not yet been set. Cross-listed as SEM 380.

PLS497 Pre-Law Internship (1-6)
Students participate in a practicum in an acceptable pre-law capacity (e.g. law firm, pre-trial release agency, court attorney/judge's office).