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Welcome to my SMU Zoom Classroom Archive page.  While every attempt should be made to attend our Zoom live sessions at their scheduled times,  we understand people may have connectivity issues and cannot always connect to the internet. 

Below  you will find links to our Zoom classroom sessions posted within 24 hrs. of that days class.  If you are unable to attend during our normally scheduled time, you can use these links to stay up to date.   Remember you are responsible for material covered during these lectures, and you should expect some exam questions to reference the lectures thoughout the  semester.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me via your LMS (Moodle)

Courses for Spring 2023
(on campus)

BA 225 - Business Law  -   Introduction to the American legal system (sources of law and legal process); forms of business (sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and Corporations); contract law; agency; employment law; torts; products liability; property law; wills and trusts; business ethics.

CJ 379 - Judicial Process -  Role of the American court system.  Roots of Anglo-American jurisprudence; political aspects of legal institutions; structure of American court system.   

COM 360 / PLS-CJ 395 - Communication Law and PolicyCommunication Studies is an interdisciplinary program that uses critical and cultural studies to understand the central role of communication in society, with a focus on social justice. This program provides a broad overview of the different areas of communication, including the historical, institutional and social contexts of mass media and communication technologies; communication laws and ethics; rhetorical and semiotic analysis; as well as self-reflective citizen engagement and the creation of communication media 

MBA661 - Commercial Law  -  Advanced law course involving accelerated overview of contracts, bankruptcy, uniform commercial code [UCC], property, business organizations and government regulations.

Winter/ Spring 2023

BA225 -
Business Law

Jan 9, 2023 - May 5, 2023
8 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Harned Hall / Room 115

Book:  Business Law Today, Roger - 13th Ed.

Course Material via SMU Moodle:

COM360 -
Communications Law

Jan 9, 2023 - May 5, 2023
9:30 a.m - 10:50 a.m.
Harned Hall / Room 115

Book:  The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication (7th Ed.) - Reynold & Trager.

Course Material via SMU Moodle

CJ/PLS 379-
Judicial Process

Jan 9, 2023-Mar. 3, 2023

Book:  The Judicial Process,:  Law, Courts, and Judicial Politics (2nd Ed.), Christopher Banks & David O'Brian

Asynchronous via SMU Moodle

Professor Newman's
Weekly Video Summaries:
Complete Listing here

Summaries by week: 

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2 of the Spring 2023 Classes at SMU will be on campus as indicated.  Please see your course syllabus posted
in Moodle LMS here:  SMU Moodle LMS