Introduction to Law and Business
Most business managers, as well as accountants, will frequently deal with legal issues and with lawyers. This course provides an introduction to many of the substantive areas of law that people in business are likely to encounter, including contracts; sections of the Uniform Commercial Code dealing with sales of goods, negotiable instruments, and secured transactions; bankruptcy; agency; alternative forms of business organizations such as partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies; regulatory laws such as securities laws and antitrust; real property law; and intellectual property, which has become increasingly vital in the information age. An additional goal of the course is to help students prepare for the legal sections of the CPA exam. Due to the large number of topics covered, the course focuses on ¿black letter¿ rules of law rather than in-depth analysis. Where appropriate, however, the instructor provides a conceptual or policy framework to make the rules of law more understandable and easier to remember.
Please Note: Not all courses are scheduled each semester. Complete class schedules are available upon enrollment.