Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

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BL 420 THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

This course is a survey of the legal environment in which contemporary business is conducted and the ethical and legal environment of business. Students are provided with a basic and practical understanding of American and international law in such a way as to assist them in meeting the challenges of day-to-day legal and ethical decision making in a rapidly changing business climate. This course introduces students to the foundations of U.S. law and the federal and state court systems. Students will discuss and explain the basics of modern contract law (E-contracts included), internet law and social media, negotiable instruments and bankruptcy, in addition to identifying and evaluating business and employment relationships, aspects of property law, environmental law and commercial transactions, personal and business torts, securities regulation and consumer protection laws. Comparing aspects and advantages of various business organizations is included.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

None. May not be taken for credit after completion of BL 302.

Distribution

BUSINESS LAW