BLAW Syllabus


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M ICHAEL J. C OLES C OLLEGE OF B USINESS F ALL S EMESTER 2008 CRN 10985 / BLAW 2200 Section 10 / Burrus Building #105 Dr. Terence P. Malloy Legal and Ethical Environment of Business Professor of Business Law [email protected] *EMAIL: Preferred Office Hours & Location Phone: 770-303-0700 By Appointment / Office: TBA I. Summary of Course This course is an introduction of the relationship between law and the business environment. The material includes an overview of the areas of law that are relevant to business, including torts, crimes, contracts, the Constitution, antitrust, real estate, court procedure, government regulation, intellectual property and remedies. The class also addresses ethical issues that may arise in a business' internal and external activities. Many of these topics will overlap such as computer crime legislation, liability for errors in data or programming for an IT system, or the ethics of revealing information to gain an advantage in business. II. Course Objectives The general objective of this course is to acquaint the student with the nature and function of law as they relate to the business environment. This course is a required course in Area F for business majors, also called Lower Division Business Core. Specific goals of this course are: To acquaint the prospective business person with the legal principles that will be encountered in business activities, to enable him/her to avoid the pitfalls of the legally uninformed, to comply with the law in common commercial matters, and to recognize those occasions when an attorney should be consulted. Students are expected to reason soundly in terms of basic legal principles, in analyzing and solving practical legal problems, and a facility for such in either oral or written form. The purpose is to better acquaint students with the legal principles that govern every business enterprise. III. Course Method The course will be taught on a modified Socratic method that encourages class participation. All students are required to read the assigned material before each class! Georgia law will be discussed where applicable. IV. Course Material
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2010 for the course ACCT 3200 taught by Professor Martin during the Fall '08 term at Kennesaw.

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