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3720. The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to non-business students of junior or higher status. Not open to students who have passed BLAW 3175, BADM 3274, 3660, 3671 or 3672.

Grading Basis: Graded

The meaning of law and the structure of the legal and regulatory system are studied with a view toward the impact of law upon the operation of global business. Key philosophies of ethics and social responsibility are examined through the lens of stakeholder analysis and other analytical tools. This course examines the institutional foundations of law including court systems, court procedures, and constitutional law. The application of law to shape the legal environment of business through government regulation and legal liability is examined through exploration of tort and product liability, worker protection, and business organization law. May substitute for BLAW 3175 for business majors.