CHAPTER 1 - BA 2301-501 DANIEL BUECHLER BUSINESS LAW Course...

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BA 2301-501 DANIEL BUECHLER BUSINESS LAW
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Course BA 2301.501 Professor Daniel Buechler Term Fall 2009 Meetings Thursday - 7:00-9:45 SOM 2.112 Professor’s Contact Information Office Phone 214-871-8262 (please feel free to leave a voicemail or message with my assistant if I am out of the office) Office Location SOM 4.233 (Adjunct Professors Office) Email Address Use WebCT or danielbuechler@utdallas.edu for class emails (Note: I am likely to respond more quickly to the UTDallas e-mail address since it forwards directly to my Blackberry) Office Hours By appointment Other Information My UTD email address is danielbuechler@utdallas.edu Please use WebCT or danielbuechler@utdallas.edu for class related emails General Course Information Pre-requisites, Co- requisites, & other restrictions NONE Course Description Laws and the public policy behind our laws impact our everyday lives. The rule of law is essential for an orderly, democratic society. The business community is greatly impacted by laws, public policy, and legal regulation. Future members of the business community and future business leaders must have an understanding of the ways in which laws, public policy, and legal regulation impact the business environment.
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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO LAW
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CLASS POLL – Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? 1. A system of laws is essential in a democratic society. 2. The American legal system is one of the best in the world. 3. Lawyers are among the most dishonest people in the United States. 4. Lawyers are paid too much. 5. Being on a jury is a waste of time.
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CLASS POLL – Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? 6. Juries frequently award absurdly high judgments. 7. It is fairly easy to manipulate the legal system. 8. The legal system often abuses large corporations. 9. Other nations do a better job than the U.S. of resolving disputes. 10. The typical business executive has more integrity than the average lawyer.
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THREE IMPORTANT IDEAS ABOUT LAW Power – Affects all people, from CEO’s to children – Affects most of life, from work to leisure Importance – Virtually all known civilizations throughout history have had some kind of law.
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