LEGAL FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS I
Spring Term 2011
Cliff Fisher, MBA, JD, LLM, SJD
Office: 388 Krannert
Office: 219 Krannert Center
Anderson’s Business Law and the Legal Environment
, Comprehensive Volume, the
Edition is recommended, but the 20
can be used.
DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:
Judicial process, business enterprise as a legal entity,
law of torts, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency, property, ethics and social forces,
consumer protection, bankruptcy, insurance, and land use controls.
SUBJECT AREA AND COURSE CONTENT:
This course is designed to introduce the
college student to different aspects of the law.
It is hoped that at the end of the course, the
student will have a workable understanding of law in the American business system and
how individuals and organizations function within that legal system.
Emphasis is placed
on identifying the legal issues, outcomes, and reasoning of the legal issues studied.
I intend to present material consistent with current legal trends and the types of legal issues
which students will most likely be confronted.
In class, a variety of methods will be used.
The course will include
lectures, legal discussions, projects and assignments.
However, you are expected to study each