1 Revised June 2013 BUL 4421 –Section 015 CRN 24686 BUSINESS LAW 1 SPRING 2014 SYLLABUSBoca Campus BU 303 Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9AM to 10:20 AM . Professor Information Richard S. Gendler, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. [email protected]Office 954-693-9800 Ext 233 Office Hours T 8:00 AM –9:00 AM Room: FL407 Required Text and Materials Business Law, Text and Cases, Clarkson, Miller, Cross, 12thEdition, Loose-leaf text; ISBN#1133302092. Course DescriptionA survey course focusing on the legal aspects of business decision-making, including torts, contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, and debtor/creditor law. The course provides students with an understanding of the role of legal rules and their impact on business. Students learn to analyze issues and appreciate the philosophy behind court decisions. Course Prerequisites and Credit Hours and Class Time Commitments Prerequisite: Junior standing. Three credits. According to Florida State Statute 6A-10.033, students must spend a minimum 2,250 minutes of in class time during a 3-credit course. Additionally, students enrolled in a 3-credit course are expected to spend a minimum of 4,500 minutes of out-of-class-time specifically working on course-related activities (i.e., reading assigned pieces, completing homework, preparing for exams and other assessments, reviewing class notes, etc.) and fulfilling any other class activities or duties as required.
2 Revised June 2013 Course Learning Objectives * Develop knowledge of the law that applies to business including tort, contract, agency, business entities, securities, antitrust, property, debtor/creditor issues and regulations. *Understand the ethical implications of business decisions and practices in a business/professional environment. *Understand legal rules as they apply to business/professional decisions and practices. *Demonstrate analytical critical thinking by applying legal rules to hypothetical business scenarios. *Demonstrate analytical critical thinking by applying ethical principles to hypothetical business scenarios. Course Evaluation Method Students will have a mid-term test and a final test which will each constitute 50% of your grade, subject to “Additional Course Polices,” below. Professor may curve test results. Grades will be determined by a 100-point scale. College of Business is contemplating using online proctoring.