UC Irvine Extension Announces New Legal Risk Management Specialized Studies Program

Courses to Train Professionals to Help Mitigate and Control Risk Within an Organization

Jul 28, 2014, 11:50 ET from UC Irvine Extension

IRVINE, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the increasing number of businesses requiring employees to have legal risk management training, the University of California, Irvine Extension announced today a new Legal Risk Management Specialized Studies Program, which will provide professionals with the tools necessary to analyze an organization's exposure to risk and determine how to best handle such exposure through identification, assessment and prioritization. With registration starting on July 25, the program will feature four courses for those who want to learn the critical concepts of legal risk management, including risk managers, project managers, contract managers, attorneys, paralegals, HR professionals, business executives and other professionals whose work is affected by regulatory compliance matters.

"In today's highly globalized and regulated economy, private and public organizations face a complex network of laws and regulations. A process designed to detect and prevent regulatory compliance failures is vital to the success of a company," said Tom Pokladowski, Esq., director of law, finance and business programs at UC Irvine Extension. "However, an effective process cannot succeed without developing a strong compliance and legal risk management culture. Through the Legal Risk Management program, UC Irvine Extension equips organizations with employees well-trained in legal compliance to build such processes."

Legal Risk Management Specialized Studies Program participants will learn to identify the main legal risks facing organizations today, examine prevailing risk management principles and guidelines, identify and analyze significant risks, create strategies to mitigate risks and monitor the effectiveness of existing risk management efforts.

The four courses offered include:

  • "Fundamentals of Administrative Law" – (Sept. 22 to Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) will teach participants to examine rules and regulations from local, state and federal agencies, explain political controls over agency action, describe the informal administrative process, analyze rules and rulemaking procedures and identify the critical elements in the obtaining of judicial review.
  • "Corporate Regulatory Compliance" – (Sept. 22 to Dec. 12 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.) examines regulatory compliance and risk management issues impacting organizations. Other topics include director roles and responsibilities, board and management fiduciary duties, director and executive liability and indemnification agreements and the implementation of risk management and compliance programs.
  • "Contract Risk Management" – (Winter Quarter) analyzes contract risks from the liability avoidance perspective. This includes standard terms and conditions addressing important protective elements to a given organization, such as mutual indemnification, insurance requirements, additional insured entities and liability risks.
  • "Risk Management for Entrepreneur" – (Winter Quarter) examines the legal issues facing entrepreneurs and the risk of noncompliance with the law. Identification of significant risks, prioritization of risks, implementation of strategies to mitigate risks, and efficient monitoring of legal risks will be discussed.

For more information about the Legal Risk Management Specialized Studies Program or to register for the courses, please visit http://extension.uci.edu/risk or call (949) 824-5414.

About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving nearly 40,000 students globally and offering more than 3,200 classes annually on the UC Irvine campus, online and at employer sites throughout California and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has served Orange County with programs and classes to help adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals, and remains dedicated to providing broad access to the resources of the University for the benefit of the public, both through University Extension certificate and specialized studies programs and a broad range of free and open educational resources including UC Irvine OpenCourseWare. Learn more at http://extension.uci.edu, or join us on YouTube or Facebook.

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UC Irvine is a top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community service. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UC Irvine is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system, with nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,000 staff. Orange County's largest employer, UC Irvine contributes an annual economic impact of $4.2 billion. For more UC Irvine news, visit today.uci.edu

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