Profile

Louis B. Swartz, J.D.
Coordinator, Pre-Law Advisory Program (Economics and Legal Studies)
Professor of Legal Studies (Economics and Legal Studies)
swartz@rmu.edu
412-397-6354 phone (M)
412-397-2172 fax
Massey Hall 121


Educational Background

  • Juris Doctorate,, Duquesne University, 1969
  • Bachelor of Science, Philosiphy, University of Wisconsin, 1966

Professional Background

  • Swartz, Lovejoy & Associates, LLP, partner; member of the Allegheny County Bar Association; Member of the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA); Member of the North East Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA); Member of Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB)
  • Professor of Legal Studies

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Business Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Real Estate, and Online Teaching

Publications

  • Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2007) A Comparative Analysis of Online and Traditional Undergraduate Business Law Classes. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, (IJICTE) 3(1), 10-21 (2007)
  • 21. Swartz, L.B., Capone, J. & Cartenson, L. (2007, March) The Perfect Product. Invited Presentation at McGraw-Hill/ Irwin Business Law Symposium (Austin, TX) -Symposium
  • 3. Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2008). Learning Business Law Online vs. Onland: A Mixed Method Analysis. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education. (IJICTE) 4 (2), 54-66 April-June 2008
  • 4. Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. Shelley, D.J. (2010) Instructor Satisfaction with Teaching Business Law Online vs. Onground. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education. (IJICTE) 6(1), 1-16 January-March, 2010
  • 5. Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2008) Comparative Analyses of Online and Traditional Undergraduate Business Law Classes: How Effective is E-Pedagogy? (Expanded 2007 IJICTE article)In Lawrence Tomei (Ed) Information Communication Technologies for Enhanced Education and Learning: Advanced Applications and Developments. Advances in Information and Communication Technology Education (AICTE) Book Series, Volume 3, Chapter VI, 75-82 Invited Submission (ISBN: 978-1-60566-150-6) November 2008.
  • 6. Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2008) Comparative Analyses of Online and Traditional Undergraduate Business Law Classes. Information Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications by Dr. Craig Van Slyke, Chapter 7.9, 3391-3404- 6 volume set (ISBN: 978-1-59904-949-6) IGI Global-Library of Congress.
  • 7. Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. Shelley, D.J.(2008) Measuring Effectiveness in Online Instruction. Encyclopedia of Distance Learning 2nd Edition, 1399-1403. IGI Global
  • 8. Swartz, L.B., Cole, M.T. & Shelley, D.J. (2010) Learning Business Law Online vs. Onland: Student Satisfaction and Performance. ICTs for Modern Educational and Instructional Advancement: New Approaches to Teaching? (Advances in Information and Communication Technology Education (AICTE) Chapter 8, 82-95 Book Series. IGI Global. (BOOK CHAPTER)
  • 9. Swartz, L.B., Cole, M.T., & Lovejoy, D.L. (2010) Ensuring Users? Rights to Privacy, Confidence and Reputation in the Online Learning Environment: What Should Instructors Do to Protect Their Students? Privacy? Information Communication Technology Law, Protection and Access Rights: Global Approaches and Issues Chapter 21, 346-362, IGI Global (BOOK CHAPTER)
  • 10. Cole, M.T., Swartz, L.B., Legal Definitions, Legal Accountability and the Roles and Responsibilities of Board Leaders. 0-48 Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations: A Reference Handbook (BOOK CHAPTER) Sage Publications; Accepted June 9, 2009
  • 11. Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2006). A Comparative Analysis of Online and Traditional Undergraduate Business Law Classes. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference, WWW/Internet 2006, Vol. I, IASDIS Press, 3-9. (Spain)
  • 12. Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2006). A Comparative Analysis of Online and Traditional Undergraduate Business Law Courses. Proceedings of the Ninth IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, ACTA Press, 32-37. October 4-6, 2006 (Peru)
  • 13.Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. Shelley, D.J. Teaching Business Law Online and Onland: How Satisfied are Instructors? (ABEAI)Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International Conference Kauai, Hawaii November 16-20 2008, published online, p207-217.
  • 14. Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2008). E-learning and E-pedagogy: How do we know it works? IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education (WBE 2008). ID# 610-079 ACTA PRESS, 315-320 (Innsbruck, Austria March 17-19 2008)
  • 15. Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2008). Online vs. In-Class Teaching: Comparing and Analyzing Effectiveness. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. (SITE), 141-142 Paper ID # 20961 (Las Vegas March 3-7 2008)
  • 16. Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. ,Lovejoy, D.L. Protecting Users? Rights to Privacy in E-Learning: What are Universities Doing? Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference, WWW/Internet 2009, (Rome, Italy November 2009) Accepted: July 26, 2009 WITHDRAWN
  • 17.Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. ,Lovejoy, D.L. The Right to Privacy in the E-Learning Environment: What Do Users Expect? 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 7 - 10, 2010. Accepted 9/9/09.
  • 18. Swartz, L.B., Cole, M.T., Shelley, D.J. "Student Perceptions of Academic Integrity in the Online Environment; E-Learn 2010 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Accepted 9/2/10 Paper ID: 30984 .
  • 19. Cole, M.T., Shelley, D.J, Swartz, L.B.,? Satisfaction with Online Education and Issues of Academic Integrity from the Students? Perspective?; The14th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2011), Cambridge, United Kingdom, July 11-13, 2011. Accepted 3/16/11 RE: 734-023
  • 20. Swartz, L.B Submission of Citations for Lexicon of Online and Distance Learning-Submitted 4/3/08. Contributing Author.
  • 2. Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (Expanded 2007 Proceeding). A Comparative Analysis of Online and Traditional Undergraduate Business Law Classes: 2004-2007. IADIS International Journal of WWW/Internet, IADIS IJWI , 5 (1)(2007).

Presentations

  • 2010 - 2. Swartz, L.B., Cole, M.T., Shelley, D.J. "Student Perceptions of Academic Integrity in the Online Environment; E-Learn 2010 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Orlando, FL October 18-22, 2010.
  • 2006 - 1. Shelley, D.J., Swartz, L.B. & Cole, M.T. (2006). A Comparative Analysis of Online and Traditional Undergraduate Business Law Classes. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference, WWW/Internet 2006, Vol. I, IASDIS. Murcia, Spain October 2006.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Louis


Spring 2014
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • BLAW1050-L1
  • -ONLINEFSwartz2 (01/11-03/07/14)7 Seats
  • MBAD6063-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PM WMSwartz3 (01/13-03/07/14)11 Seats
  • MBAD6063-L1
  • -ONLINEFSwartz2 (01/11-03/07/14)0 Seats

    Summer 2014
    Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • BLAW1050-A
  • -ONLINEISwartz7 (06/09-08/02/14)12 Seats

    Fall 2014
    Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • BLAW1050-L1
  • -ONLINEFSwartz2 (08/23-10/17/14) Seats
  • BLAW1050-F
  • 10:45-12:00 PM T RMSwartz1 (08/25-12/13/14)42 Seats
  • BLAW1050-E
  • 09:15-10:30 AM T RMSwartz1 (08/25-12/13/14)47 Seats

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