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Business Law

Business law is concerned with many legal issues that affect business firms, ranging from the basic principles of the legal system (including those governing lawsuits by and against the firm), government regulation of business, and the law governing the internal operation and structure of businesses, such as agency, business organizations , and contracts.


Business law faculty research interests vary widely, and are typically published in law reviews and special interest legal journals. Research topics include, for example, contract law, tort law, agency law, antitrust law, international law, and ethics.


The business law faculty teaches primarily two courses, Legal Environment of Business, and Principles of Business Law. The Legal Environment course, which is required for all students in the College, covers primarily the introduction to the legal system, agency law, and government regulation of business. The Principles course is an elective course covering contracts, sales, debtor-creditor relations, negotiable instruments, property, and business organizations. The faculty also teaches courses in law for entrepreneurs and ethics.


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