Nature of Legal Environment of Business

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This course allows students to explore careers in business while gaining skills applicable to any professional environment. Through a series of hands-on activities, students prepare legal documents, create a compliance plan, and discuss consumer protection issues. Regular engagement in active learning allows students to continually hone the skills needed to prepare them for work. In addition, students assess the qualifications required for specific careers so that they can identify opportunities that interest them. Selected topics on legal restrictions that influence management`s decision-making and business conduct. One or three hours of classes per week for one semester. Can be repeated for credit if topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduation. The corporate legal environment examines the role of law in all aspects of corporate ownership and governance. Throughout the course, students focus on legal ethics, litigation, tort, contracts, consumer law, real estate law, labor law, environmental law, and international law. Students also examine the impact of laws, regulations, and court decisions on society as a whole. Theme 2: Law and Economy of Agreements and Agreements.

Legal regulation of market structures and anti-competitive business practices, including political, economic and historical factors. Monopolies, mergers, horizontal and vertical trade restrictions and price discrimination. Theme 3: Commercial Real Estate Financing and Promotion Law. The legal framework for the financing and development of commercial real estate, including basic concepts of real estate law, legal aspects of financing techniques and instruments, controls on the use of subdivision land, environmental regulation of real estate development and other issues. Theme 4: Legal and ethical framework of finance. Covers all aspects of securities regulation, including the legal responsibilities of investment bankers, stock analysts, hedge fund managers, auditors and other securities industry professionals; corporate disclosure requirements; rules on takeover bids; Insiders; mergers and acquisitions; shareholders` rights; and relevant ethical and global implications. Theme 5: The law and the multinational. Study of the legal environment in which the multinational operates, including the negotiation and drafting of international contracts, international dispute settlement, expropriation, international investment regulation, letters of credit, tax havens and cultural and ethical issues. Theme 6: Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law. Relationships and tensions between laws favouring competitive markets (antitrust laws) and laws granting limited monopolies (patents, copyrights and trademarks).

Theme 7: Company law. Legal framework for the establishment and operation of partnerships and partnerships, including limited partnerships and limited liability companies; Introduction to securities regulation concepts such as insider trading, mergers and acquisitions. Theme 8: Legal framework of the economy. Theme 9: Entertainment Law. Legal aspects of management in the entertainment industry, including contractual and financial arrangements, licensing and copyright. Topic 10: Law of wills, trusts and estates. planning and administering estates through wills, trusts and gifts; Succession, guardianship, matrimonial regimes and marriage contracts. Theme 11: Environmental Dispute Settlement. Theoretical and practical study of the prevention, management and resolution of environmental disputes, e.g.

related to the protection of endangered species, wetland conservation, conservation of natural resources and liability for environmental damage and sanitation. Theme 12: Legal regulation of unfair competition. Competitive actions that violate federal or state law, such as intentionally interfering with the contractual relationships of others, defamation in business contexts, and misappropriation of trade secrets. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Theme 13: Commercial Transactions. An in-depth study of the legal framework of commercial transactions, including deposits, sales of goods, commercial paper, lenders` liability, bank-client relations, secured transactions, creditor rights and bankruptcy. Theme 14: Intellectual Property. Legal aspects of intellectual property protection, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights; contractual licensing of these property rights and other legal aspects of the technology. Theme 16: Legal aspects of marketing. State and federal laws on consumer protection, pricing (including price and price discrimination), packaging, advertising, distribution, merchant control, and related matters. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate.

Theme 17: Legal and ethical framework for accounting. State and federal regulations, as well as tort and contract law principles that limit accountants and create potential liability. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Theme 18: Product liability. Public order, economy and legal rules on liability for the manufacture or sale of defective products. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Theme 19: Labour law. State and federal laws governing hiring, supervision, discipline, and termination of employees: Wrongful Dismissal Act, Discrimination Act, Workers` Compensation and Worker Safety Acts, and various related topics. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Theme 20: Creation and execution of contracts. Regulatory requirements and practical guidance for creating, monitoring and enforcing contractual rights in various business environments. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate.

Theme 21: Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions. Federal and state environmental regulations that affect commercial real estate transactions, including the Global Environmental Response, Indemnity and Liability Act (“Superfund”), the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, wetland regulation, and other related matters. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Theme 22: Finance and Corporate Governance Law. Legal rules and regulations applicable to a wide range of corporate financial matters, including agency theory, limited liability, valuation, bondholder rights, dividend policy, accountant and investment banker liability, and capital structure and leverage. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Theme 23: Mergers and Acquisitions Act. Legal, political and economic rules of mergers, acquisitions, hostile takeovers, leveraged acquisitions and related matters. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Theme 24: Real estate financing law.

Federal and state regulation of real estate financing. Topics include creating, transferring and relieving interest for mortgagees and mortgagees; replacement of a mortgage; Foreclosures; primacy of privileges; Bankruptcy; and state intervention in the private mortgage market. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Topic 25: Insolvency law and debtor-creditor relations. A legal framework that governs the rights and obligations of companies and their owners, creditors and other stakeholders in times of severe financial hardship. Includes liquidation and reorganization procedures in the event of bankruptcy as well as alternatives to bankruptcy. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Theme 26: Business Law. Legal issues and principles concerning the entrepreneur, including those related to the formation of the appropriate type of business organization, capitalization, protection of personal assets from business liabilities, protection of innovative ideas, recruitment of key personnel and related topics. The ethical and international dimensions are taken into account, where appropriate. Theme 27: Cyberlaw. Highly targeted coverage of intellectual property rights (copyright, trade secret, patent, trademark and related matters) in relation to computer hardware and software; extensive coverage of hardware and software licenses; Internet-related legal issues; antitrust issues in the IT industry; and other issues where time permits, such as encryption, privacy and the liability of computer system providers.

Theme 29: Economics and Public Policy. Analysis of the non-market environment and its significant impact on commercial organizations. Review of business strategies to influence legislative, executive, judicial and media decisions. Theme 30: Legal framework of the economy for MPA students. Introduction to the legal system, with particular emphasis on its applications in the accounting profession. Additional Prerequisites: Admission to the Master in Professional Accounting. Theme 31: Energy law. Introduction to the legal issues facing energy generation and service companies in a world of deregulation, but not completely deregulation. Includes (de)regulation of generation, wholesale transactions and retail services, as well as contractual and other legal issues governing the commercial energy market. Theme 32: Electronic commerce: law, policy and strategy. The strategist`s responsibilities for selecting, developing and managing a global e-business business strategy in uncertain legal, market, technological and political environments.

Theme 33: The legal life cycle of a technology start-up. Comprehensive coverage of legal issues faced by a tech startup, including choosing an organizational form, employee compensation issues, negotiating real estate leases, protecting intellectual property, raising capital, and the company`s IPO. Additional Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Business Administration. Theme 37: Financial crisis and restructuring.

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