College of Law courses to be available to all UT graduate students

June 12, 2013 | News, UToday, — Languages, Literature and Social Sciences, Business and Innovation, Engineering, Law
By Staff

Starting this fall, graduate students at The University of Toledo can take a College of Law course that will allow them to take all law courses for credit toward their graduate degrees.

Law and the Legal System (LAWM 5000), a three-credit course taught by a full-time College of Law faculty member, is being offered this fall semester specifically to UT graduate students who are not enrolled in the juris doctor program. Once graduate students complete this introductory course, they will be eligible to take other College of Law courses in subsequent semesters.

“Virtually every discipline is touched by the law, and many graduate students may find it valuable to learn more about the law,” said Ken Kilbert, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Law. “In addition to the introductory course, for example, MBA students may wish to take Business Associations or E-Commerce, MPA students may want to complete courses in Administrative Law or Employment Law, engineering students may wish to enroll in Environmental Law or Patent Law, and criminal justice students may be interested in Criminal Procedure.”

Law and the Legal System will meet this fall semester from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The course introduces students to the U.S. legal system, including cases, statutes and other sources of law; federal, state, trial and appellate courts; legal reasoning; and principles of contracts, torts, property, criminal and constitutional law.

Credits earned in College of Law courses, including Law and the Legal System, can count toward a UT graduate degree. College of Law courses taken by students not enrolled in the juris doctor program cannot count as credit toward the law degree.

Registration for Law and the Legal System (LAWM 5000) is available online now.

If there are any questions about this course or other College of Law courses, contact Kilbert at or 419.530.4107.

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