200-140: Business Law

Business Law is a brief introductory course designed to meet the scope requirements of the Legal Environment of Business. The concepts are presented in a streamlined manner, and cover the key concepts necessary to establish a strong foundation in the subject. The course follows a traditional approach to the study of business law. Each unit contains learning objectives, explanatory narrative and concepts, references for further reading, and end-of-chapter questions. The course will cover topics such as: Basic Legal Principles, Establishing Standards, Promoting Consistency, Maintaining Order, Resolving Disputes and Protecting Rights. Business law is a very expansive area of the law. It primarily addresses issues related to the creation of new businesses, which arise as existing companies deal with the public, government, and other companies. Business law consists of many legal disciplines, including contracts, tax law, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, sales, immigration law, employment law, bankruptcy, and others. Though this course is based on American business law it provides the student with a solid introductory understanding of the various aspects within business law that would be encountered in one fashion or another in different legal jurisdictions.