law421 | undergraduate
Contemporary Business Law
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Introduction to Law and Business Entities
- Differentiate between various types of business entities with respect to formation, control, taxation, and potential liability.
- Summarize the functions of shareholders, directors, and officers in managing the affairs of a corporation.
- Explain the purposes of law in society and the sources of law.
- Describe the role and structure of the judicial system and the application of civil procedure to substantive law.
- Discuss the forms of alternative dispute resolution and their respective application to business disputes.
Intellectual Property and Contracts
- Distinguish the different types of intellectual property and the business interest that each type of intellectual property protects.
- Examine the influence of intellectual property law on business decisions.
- Identify the elements necessary to form valid contracts.
- Summarize the established legal defenses to contract formation.
- Evaluate the remedies for breach of contract.
Torts, Criminal Liability, and Ethics for Businesses
- Break down the different types of torts that arise in the business context and ways and means to mitigate business tort risk.
- Identify business activities that may result in criminal liability.
- Apply ethical principles to business decisions.
Agency and Employment Relationships and the Regulatory Environment of Business
- Differentiate among types of agency and employment relationships and the associated legal considerations in business.
- Outline the role of major U.S. government and international regulatory agencies and organizations.
- Explain the governance principles of regulatory compliance requirements.
- Evaluate securities regulation laws and how they enhance investor protection.
Labor and Employment Law and Succession Planning
- Analyze employment laws and issues in the workplace.
- Assess the legal liability associated with various types of discrimination cases and ways to mitigate such risks.
- Differentiate among types of discriminatory issues and the associated legal liability and risk mitigation.
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