Business Law


BLAW 200: Legal Environment of Business

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Introduction to the legal environment of business operations with particular attention to business law and ethics and to principles of law relating to contracts, agency, partnerships, and corporations.
Course Outcomes
  • Summarize the American system of justice and jurisprudence, and its evolution, and effectively use its concepts, terminology, and procedures.
  • Explain how laws are made, implemented, interpreted and enforced by the three branches of government at the national, state and local levels.
  • Examine, explain and apply basic principles of law, including contracts, torts, real and personal property, business organizations, agency, employment, products and consumer protection, environmental law, and anti-trust, etc.
  • Discuss how business and legal disputes arise and are avoided and/or resolved, including informal processes and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Participate in ethical decision-making, taking into account various legal, business and ethical approaches, philosophies and codes.