BUSM2275 Legal Environment of Business

Course Description

This course covers key areas of law that impact both domestic and international businesses. A wide range of topics will be covered, including the ethics and social responsibility the law imparts on a business. The course will focus on constitutional, statutory, and regulatory law as it pertains to business. Key topics covered will be the court system, contracts, employment law issues, torts, product liability, business entities, environmental law, and discrimination. Research and case law will be an integral part of the course as students learn to apply knowledge to business situations.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of business law concepts and terms, and apply these concepts and terms to both domestic and international business issues.
  • Compare and distinguish sources of law including constitutional law, statutory law and case law
  • Understand the court system and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and how each applies to civil and criminal business issues
  • Evaluate the consequences of business decisions and identify and analyze any ethical issues in a professional context
  • Communicate legal and ethical principles in a professional manner both orally and in writing
  • Apply legal principles to contracts, product liability and warranties, real property law, landlord/tenant law, agency law, and employment law
  • Identify and contrast major components of estate planning including health care directives, wills, trusts and estates
  • Evaluate and defend alternative outcomes in legal case scenarios


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other