BUAD 7023 - Legal Environment of Business, 3 Credits

Level: Upper

This course is designed to expose students to the legal environment within which businesses operate. It focuses on business' relationship with government agencies (public law issues) as well as with other businesses, consumers, suppliers, etc., (private law issues). The course specifically addresses the global, political, social, environmental and regulatory legal issues confronting businesses, with a special emphasis on the law of technology. It is intended to better equip the business manager for decision making by exploring the legal issues involved in contracts, torts, business organizations, employment law, the Uniform Commercial Code, intellectual property law and Constitutional Law. A variety of specific problems for business found within the law will be examined and analyzed through case briefs and studies, research projects and advocacy exercises. Students will have an opportunity to explore law related topics of particular interest to themselves with oral presentations to the class.