Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration in Business
A practical, skills-based study of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration from the business executive’s perspective. This course is designed to develop the skills necessary to enable business executives to effectively participate in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration as alternatives to litigation for resolving business disputes.
Seminar: Contemporary Legal Issues
In-depth study of selected contemporary legal issues and their impact on the environment of business. Exploration of legal resources relevant to the topics.
Research Issues and Problems: Finance and General Business
Research issues and problems growing from special areas of a student’s interest which may require additional depth or breadth of study. Student’s proposal and outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling.
Legal Environment of Business
Ethical and legal issues in the domestic and international regulatory environment of business. Foundations of legal reasoning, case analysis, legal dispute resolution and reporting, court systems and sources of law. Substantive areas of torts, contracts, sales, products liability and consumer rights and remedies. Contemporary legal issues explored in such areas as: regulation of environmental practices, deceptive advertising, debt collection, employment, anti-trust and computer law.
Business Organizations, Rights/Liabilities
Legal alternatives in organization of business enterprises. Topics include sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, LLC’s, and agency.
Legal Environment of Business Organizations for Professionals
Agency and employment responsibilities and liabilities facing new and traditional forms of business organizations are compared, along with selected tax and securities regulation issues. Personal and real property concepts are examined. Selected contract and UCC concepts are reviewed.
Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies
Legal aspects of financial transactions. The rules of law governing financial transactions in business and personal affairs. Topical areas include commercial paper, secured transactions, and bankruptcy.