Business Law Syllabus

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|Syllabus | | |School of Business | | |LAW/531 Version 6 | |Business Law | | |

Course Description

This course prepares students to evaluate the legal risks associated with business activity. Students create proposals to manage an organization’s legal exposure. Other topics include the legal system, alternative dispute resolution, enterprise liability, product liability, international law, business risks, intellectual property, legal forms of business, and governance.


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University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

The discussion question points are now combined with the participation points for each week. You, as the instructor, may create a separate line item for discussion question points if you choose. Please note that some assignment points may have changed.

Course Materials

Cheeseman, H. R. (2010). Business law: Legal environment, online commerce, business ethics, and international issues (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: The Legal System and the Legal Forms of Business | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |1.1 Explain the major components of the legal system. | | | | |1.2 Differentiate between the legal forms of business. | | | | |1.3 Differentiate among nonjudicial methods of alternative dispute resolution. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, 34, 35, 36, 39, and 40 of Business Law: Legal Environment, Online | | | | |Commerce, Business Ethics, and International. | | | |Readings |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |3 | |Nongraded Activities and |Listen to the Course Overview podcast. | | | |Preparation |Listen to the Week One podcast. | | | |Podcasts | | | | |Learning Activity |Read “The Elements of...
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