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Business Law

Business Law

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Course Description

This course covers a broad survey of the principle areas of business law. It will explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to the following topics: torts, crimes, intellectual property, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency, employment, and forms of business organization. Students will also explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to ethics and social responsibility, government regulation, personal property, real property, and international trade. Students will gain a working knowledge of practical rules of law and legal terminology, as well as legal solutions for business–related issues.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the legal environment of business in the United States
  • Explain the applicability of tort and criminal law to business
  • Explain the applicability of intellectual property law to business
  • Explain how contract law principles apply to business transactions
  • Explain the law of negotiable instruments
  • Evaluate the rights and responsibilities of principals, agents, and third parties in agency transactions
  • Analyze the various employment laws affecting the employer–employee relationship in the United States
  • Evaluate the forms of business organization in the United States
  • Analyze the ethical and social responsibility of business
  • Evaluate the various types of government regulation that affect business
  • Explain the effects of personal and real property laws on business
  • Appraise the impact that international law has on global business

Course Materials

Business Law Book Cover
Title: Business Law
Edition: 9
Author: Cheeseman
ISBN: 9780134004006