Susan (Stacey) Supina

Adjunct Faculty, Ethics and Business Law

B.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
J.D., Law, University of Minnesota Law School
LL.M., European Union Law, University College London, University of London

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Fall 2018 Courses
Fall 2018 Courses
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BETH 650 - 201 Compliance Programming - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 MSL 238
Description of course Compliance Programming : CRN: 42895 3 Credit Hours
**NOTE: this section will follow the law school calendar, first meeting is Aug 28** Compliance and ethics management is a complex management process that requires program design that supports management's objectives, coordinated activities to be operated across functions and geographies, and performance measurement to reasonably assure effectiveness and a return on management's investment. This course will engage participants' personal knowledge and experience- in dialogue with instructors and guests from industry with law and business backgrounds- to explore assessment, communication and training, investigations and discipline, reporting and disclosure, auditing and monitoring, and remediation), leading practices relating to these program elements, and how to measure effectiveness (from the perspectives of both ethics and economics). The course will also use case method and other practical examples to explore the familiar distinction between compliance-based and integrity-based programs as a link to the course, "Ethical Culture." Prerequisites: None.
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BLAW 302 - 01 Business Law for Accounting M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 109
Description of course Business Law for Accounting : CRN: 42905 4 Credit Hours
An examination of the business rules and principles of particular relevance to the accounting profession. Subjects include the law of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, the law of debtor-creditor relations, the legal structure governing the formation and operation of business organizations (agency, partnership, and corporations), securities regulations, as well as general notions of legal reasoning and legal process. Prerequisites: Junior standing and ACCT 210
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BLAW 302 - 02 Business Law for Accounting M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 109
Description of course Business Law for Accounting : CRN: 42906 4 Credit Hours
An examination of the business rules and principles of particular relevance to the accounting profession. Subjects include the law of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, the law of debtor-creditor relations, the legal structure governing the formation and operation of business organizations (agency, partnership, and corporations), securities regulations, as well as general notions of legal reasoning and legal process. Prerequisites: Junior standing and ACCT 210
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BLAW 303 - 01 International Business Law - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 114
Description of course International Business Law : CRN: 42907 4 Credit Hours
An exploration of the international legal environments and some of the legal issues and problems confronting businesses as they cross international boundaries. Topics include international trade, foreign investment, transfer of technology, international dispute resolution, international contracting, employment law, and the role of multinational enterprises. Prerequisite: Junior standing
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LAWS 730 - 01 Compliance Programming - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 MSL 238
Description of course Compliance Programming : CRN: 43168 3 Credit Hours
Compliance and ethics management is a complex management process that requires program design that supports management's objectives, coordinated activities ot be operated across functions and geographies, and performance measurement to reasonably assure effectiveness and a return on management's investment. This course will engage participants' personal knowledge and experience- in dialogue with instructors and guests from industry with law and business backgrounds- to explore the following themes: program design frameworks and key elements (including risk identification and assessment, communication and training, investigations and discipline, reporting and disclosure, auditing and monitoring, and remediation), leading practices relating to these program elements, and how to measure effectiveness (from the perspectives of both ethics and economics). The course will also use case method and other practical examples to explore the familiar distinction between compliance-based and integrity-based programs as a link to the course, "Ethical Culture."
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J-Term 2019 Courses
J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses
Spring 2019 Courses
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BLAW 302 - 02 Business Law for Accounting - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 235
Description of course Business Law for Accounting : CRN: 22048 4 Credit Hours
An examination of the business rules and principles of particular relevance to the accounting profession. Subjects include the law of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, the law of debtor-creditor relations, the legal structure governing the formation and operation of business organizations (agency, partnership, and corporations), securities regulations, as well as general notions of legal reasoning and legal process. Prerequisites: Junior standing and ACCT 210
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BLAW 303 - 01 International Business Law M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 234
Description of course International Business Law : CRN: 22049 4 Credit Hours
An exploration of the international legal environments and some of the legal issues and problems confronting businesses as they cross international boundaries. Topics include international trade, foreign investment, transfer of technology, international dispute resolution, international contracting, employment law, and the role of multinational enterprises. Prerequisite: Junior standing
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BLAW 490 - 01 Compliance In Business Orgs - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 229
Description of course Compliance In Business Orgs : CRN: 22053 4 Credit Hours
This course will examine the compliance function from a legal, ethical, functional and organizational perspective. It will consider the compliance function in contemporary business settings and industries, such as finance, health care, insurance, and retail. Practices of key regulatory agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission will be discussed along with contemporary regulatory statutes such as the FTC Act, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc. The course will also examine key compliance processes and the means to ensure that compliance efforts are effective. Topics include audits and other internal governance approaches for discovering compliance problems in a timely fashion; investigations; reporting; mitigation; regulatory responses; and remediation. (4 credits) Prerequisites: BLAW 301, 302, 303 or 304 and BETH 301; or instructor permission.
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • General Counsel, LegalResearch.com, Minneapolis (2015 - 2017)
  • Director of Research, Legal Research Center, Inc., Minneapolis (2000 - 2014)
  • Continuing Legal Education Faculty, All District Legal Education, Minneapolis (2001 - 2003)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (1997 - 2003)
  • Senior Research Attorney/International Project Manager, Legal Research Center, Inc., Minneapolis (1999 - 2000)
  • CLE Faculty, West Legal Education, Eagan (1999 - 2000)
  • District Sales Executive/Customs Broker, Expeditors International, Minneapolis (1997 - 1999)
  • Instructor, Art Institutes International - Minnesota, Minneapolis (1997 - 1998)
  • Attorney, Anderson & Associates, Ltd, Minneapolis (1995 - 1997)

Publications
  • Supina, S. A. (2017). Courts and compliance: Controlling legal risk for pharmacies. Compliance Today,

Books and Chapters
  • Supina, S. A. (2010). State by State Guide to Employee Leave and Disability. Panel Publishers

Research Interests

Presentations