Syllabus BL1 Spring 2019.docx - SUNY Geneseo School of Business MGMT 263 \u2013 01\u2013 Business Law I Spring 2019 Instructor Jim Quinn J.D Office South Hall

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SUNY Geneseo, School of Business MGMT 263 – 01– Business Law I Spring 2019 Instructor: Jim Quinn, J.D. Email: [email protected] Office: South Hall 103 Phone: 585-490-4619 Office Hours : T,R 11:30 am to 2:00 pm W 1:00 – 2:30 pm Class Times : T, R, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Other Times by Appointment Class Location : Newton 201 Required Textbook: Beatty, Samuelson, Abril, Business Law and the Legal Environment , 8 th Edition, (Cengage, 2019) ISBN:9781337737074. This book is also required for Business Law Two. IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE TEXTBOOK: By far the least expensive way to obtain this book is through a Cengage Unlimited Package, which you can obtain for one term ($119.99) or two terms ($179.99.) The Cengage Unlimited Package gives you access not only to this book in digital format, but also to all of the other digital titles Cengage offers on any subject. It is very possible that you have already obtained, or will be obtaining, the Cengage Unlimited Package through one of your other courses, in which case access to this book is free. (Plus, after you have obtained the Cengage Unlimited Package you can rent a free hard copy of the book by paying a $7.99 shipping charge.) The bookstore has information on this new program. Other Required Readings: Additional required readings will be posted in Canvas in advance. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Course Description : A study of aspects of American law pertaining to business activity. Emphasis is given to the legal and social environments, the development of administrative and employment law, government regulations, contracts and UCC, agency, and business entities. Ethical considerations in these areas will be discussed throughout the course. This course will focus on the legal environment in which businesses – and citizens – function in today’s economy. Businesses operate within a rapidly expanding web of law and regulation, and if you understand the basics of these requirements, and their rationales, you will enjoy a competitive advantage in your job. Plus, it only takes one look at the latest news to appreciate the importance of legal compliance and ethical business practices, and the consequences of not following the rules. But there’s more to it than that. Laws relating to business affect everyone, regardless of career choice. In fact, they have a much greater impact on the lives of students, teachers, administrators, doctors and citizens in all walks of life, than any other type of law. Most of us will have an impact on the
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