Business Law

Business Law Course Offerings

Business Law course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of BLAW in the course listings.  

201 – Legal Environment of Business (3)

This course focuses on the legal, political, and ethical framework in which businesses and other types of organizations operate.  Topics include: common law and statutory business crimes and torts, common law contracts, business entities, securities regulation, employer/employee relations, environmental protection, and personal and real property laws, In addition, the legal consequences of the choice of business entity are explored while studying sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.

300 – Cybersecurity Law (3)

Prerequisites: COB Major/Minor or Cybersecurity Major and Junior or Senior Status, or Permission of the COB Associate Dean of Faculty.  Students will examine legal, policy, and ethical challenges stemming from cybersecurity threats involving government and non-government actors. Students will explore the national and international legal frameworks that govern malicious and defensive actions in cyberspace, including laws related to cybercrime, cyberespionage, privacy, and cyberwar. This is a core requirement for a cybersecurity major, and may satisfy the upper level business elective requirement for a business administration major.

301 – Commercial Law (3)

Prerequisite: BLAW 201 or equivalent; and College of Business major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty.  This course provides in-depth study of laws affecting commercial transactions and the rationale underlying rights and obligations of parties to these transactions.  The Uniform Code is emphasized, especially the Articles dealing with Sales, Commercial Paper, Bank Deposits, Bulk Transfers, Document of Title, and Secured Transactions.  The topics of Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Labor Law, and Insurance matters are explored.