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Justin A. Giordano, Esq., J.D., MBA

Undergraduate Courses Created and Taught

Justin Giordano

    LAW

  1. American Judiciary
  2. Business Law and the Legal Environment - I
  3. Business Law and The Legal Environment - II
  4. Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  5. Constitutional Law
  6. Contract Law
  7. Criminal Law
  8. Entertainment Law
  9. Family Law
  10. Health Care Law and Ethics
  11. History and Political Realities of the U.S. Constitution
  12. Immigration Law
  13. International Business Law
  14. International Law
  15. Journalism and the First Amendment
  16. Jurisprudence
  17. Law and Society
  18. Law of Evidence
  19. Legal Foundations of Fire Protection
  20. Management Relations Law
  21. Media, Ethics and the Law
  22. Negotiable Instruments
  23. Real Estate Law, Practices and Perspectives

Justin Giordano

LAW

American Judiciary

In this study the student will examine the manner in which the American judicial system works. The course will explore the complexities and the pivotal role the judicial system plays within the American Jurisprudence. Its history will also be delved into. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Business Law and the Legal Environment - I

The overall purpose and learning objective of this study is to familiarize the student with the essentials of business law and the various sub-areas of law that affect and impact the business environment at the domestic and international levels.

Upon completing this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of business law. Other major areas of law that will be studies include the legal system as a whole, criminal, administrative, contracts, and torts law, business ethics and social responsibility. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Business Law and The Legal Environment - II

The overall learning objective of this study is to build on the legal concepts and principles covered in business law and the legal environment I (or equivalent).

Upon completing this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of advanced business law and the legal environment including advanced analysis of legal aspects of business and consumer transactions, commercial paper and banking, mortgages and bankruptcy, agency law, partnership and corporate law, and international business transactions. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

The study will seek to compare and contrast our criminal justice system with other systems in the industrialized world, primarily European criminal justice systems. Students will be assigned a series of readings related to this subject matter and research papers are expected to be prepared and remitted. Students will analyze the major legal systems and evaluate their major pros as well as shortcomings. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Constitutional Law

The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the essentials of constitutional law through an overview of the document and its application via analysis and study of case law.

Upon completing this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of constitutional law including the major topics/areas covered are the history of constitutional interpretation, the Bill of Rights and its evolution in the judiciary over the last two centuries, and the historical and contemporary constitutional issues, which directly affect the day to day interactions in American society. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Contract Law

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the major concepts and principles of contract law.

Upon completion of this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of contract law, the history and foundations of contract law, common law roots of contract law, the Restatement of Laws, the UCCC (Uniform Commercial Code) and their application and role in modern American contract law, and litigation aspects particular to Contract law. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Criminal Law

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the major concepts and principles of criminal law.

Upon completion of this study the student will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of criminal law, the criminal justice system, crime and justice and the rule of law, policing, courts and adjudication, as well as pretrial procedures, the criminal trial, punishment, sentencing, and incarceration. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Entertainment Law

The aim of this study is to introduce the students to the principles of entertainment law and its applications via the case law and analysis methodology/approach.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained knowledge about the various aspects of entertainment law including royalties, copyright law, management contracts, recording contracts, international rights and law covering intellectual and/or music and/or films and video products, as well as related issues. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Family Law

The aim of this study is to introduce students to the principles of family law and its applications via the case law and analysis methodology/approach.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained knowledge of the various aspects of family law including the full range of related legal issues such as marital assets and property, domestic violence, child support, and juvenile crime, and dissolution of marriage. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Health Care Law and Ethics

The aim of this course is to provide students a comprehensive introduction to all major issues pertinent to what is termed Health Care Law and Ethics.

The subject matter addressed includes contractual aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, i.e. duty to treat, termination of leadership and related topics, the legal nature of the healthcare organizations, ERISA preemption, medical malpractice and informed consent, anti-trust; and ethical considerations. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

History and Political Realities of the U.S. Constitution

In this course students will explore the historical and political environment, which gave birth to the American Constitution. The American Revolution provided the foundation upon which the U.S. Constitution was anchored and permitted to initiate this innovative approach to government. The evolution of this document will be traced, with particular focus on the major U.S. Supreme Court decisions based on their interpretation of the Constitution, which have shaped the nation and been at the heart of the American political discourse. In addition the framers, their inspiration and motivation will be analyzed with emphasis placed on the juxtaposition between idealism and pragmatism. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Immigration Law

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the principles of immigration law and its applications via the case law and analysis methodology/approach.

Upon completion of this course students will have gained knowledge of the qualifications and requirements for gaining admission to the United States, the application process for obtaining entry into the U.S., types of visas, obtaining a Green Card and permanent resident status, requirements for becoming a Naturalized citizen, Refugee status, and related immigration issues. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Business Law

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the principles of international business law and its application via cases study and related methodologies.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained a sound grasp of international law and organizations, the European Community and other economically integrated trade areas, international sales contracts, liability and collections issues, and resolution of international disputes. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

International Law

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of international law and its impact on international relations, the flow of international commerce and all related aspects of law as a primary tool of international exchanges between nation-states, their organizations and citizens.

Upon completion of this course students will have gained knowledge of the essence of international law, the role of states in international law, international organizations and corporations, international jurisdiction, range of sovereignty, treaties and their implications, and human rights. In addition the military and its role in international affairs, international environment and economic relations, the role of the United Nations, as well as other related issues will be explored within the context of developing international circumstances and the contemporary and historical place that international law occupies. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Journalism and the First Amendment

This course's aim is to introduce students to the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment and its reach particularly as it applies to one of the sub-areas that it addresses, namely freedom of the press. This will be done via case law and related analysis from its historical origins on through its current state. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Jurisprudence

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the essential and fundamentals of jurisprudence. The history and evolution of legal thought will be surveyed and examined.

Upon completion of this study students will have learned about the history of legal thought, and its evolution to its present state, law, its nature and the validity of law, the concept of liberty, justice and its meaning, responsibility and punishment. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Law and Society

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the principles of law and society and its applications via the case law and analysis methodology/approach.

Upon completion of this study students will have gained knowledge of the impact of law on society, how law impacts American society at all levels, how public policy is translated into laws, examining the results of law on society, the evolution of law, and Constitutional Law and its direct impact on the citizen. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Law of Evidence

This study will explore the major issues, concepts and principles related to the Law of Evidence. The essential topics that will be covered include: examination of witnesses and trial procedures; circumstantial evidence; the best evidence rule; Hearsay rules, privileged communications; self-serving declaration; real evidence; presumption, etc. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

In this study students will learn about the relationships among the fire service, politics and law. In addition students will study the legal basis of the police power of government as it relates to public safety, legal limitations and responsibility, and liability of fire service organizations and personnel. Integrate an awareness and knowledge of political and legal concepts with fire service management practice, including a review of the judicial system. Furthermore the course examines civil and criminal law, progenitor laws, individual and department liability, personnel procedures and requirements, product liability, political actions and member rights, fire prevention and building codes, legal procedures and legislation related to topics such as worker's compensation and landlord responsibilities. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Management Relations Law

This course is an overview of the law of labor-management relations and it will include an examination of union organizing, collective bargaining, enforcement of rights under collective bargaining, union economic pressure, for example strikes, picketing and boycotts. In addition this study will also explore regulating the nature of labor-management relations, federal preemption of state labor laws, as well as international and extraterritorial dynamics and their accompanying legal ramifications. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Media, Ethics and the Law

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with media law and the role of ethics within the field.

Upon completion of this course students will have learned about the major issues, concepts and principles related to the media law, the essential aspects of ethics within the media legal framework, and all related aspects that affect and impact on media law and ethics. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Negotiable Instruments

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the essentials of the laws and regulations related to "Negotiable Instruments".

Upon completing this course students will have learned about the theoretical and practical applications of negotiable instruments law including the major topics/areas covered are the history of negotiable instruments, its evolution, the judiciary interpretation of negotiable instruments litigation based on the parameters of the U.S. Constitution over the last two centuries, and the contemporary applications and salient issues pertaining to negotiable instruments and their affect and impact on the day to day interactions and transactions in American society. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano

Real Estate Law, Practices and Perspectives

The aim of this study is to familiarize students with the major concepts and principles of real estate law and practice.

Upon completion of this study students will have learned about real estate law and real property law, the business perspective, the economic and the financial perspective, as well as laws and regulations that apply to real estate productivity, brokerage, management, development and investment. Justin Giordano 

Justin Giordano