American Business Law – JURI 570

CG • Section 8WK • 12/17/2019 to 05/25/2020 • Modified 05/18/2022

Course Description

Introduces the fundamental concepts and legal principles that are applicable to the American legal system, its development and inherent ethical considerations. Discusses the basis and structure of business contracts; the creation and characteristics of agencies, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations; and the rights and liabilities of agents, partners, directors and shareholders.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Businesses affect many aspects of our lives. A robust understanding of American business law is therefore critical to those desiring to make an impact and add value. Consequently, this course covers a broad array of business law concepts, such as agency, contracts, sales, and business associations.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (5)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. At least 3 sources must be cited in the thread. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words. At least 1 source must be cited in each reply. All sources used to support the assertions must be cited in current Bluebook format.

Case Brief Assignments (2)

The student will write 2 Case Briefs in current Bluebook format. Each case brief must be at least 500 words. The Case Briefs will require synthesis of the course content, requiring the student to identify the legal issues, apply law to facts, and propose a resolution to the issues presented.

The two case brief assignments are:

Case Brief: Contract Law Assignment

Case Brief: Business Regulation Assignment

Article Review Assignments (2)

The student will write 2 article reviews based on recent scholarly papers related to business law. The reviews must be at least 1,500 words. The paper must include at least 3 reference(s). 

Quizzes (4)

Each Quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module: week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and/or true/false questions, and have a time limit of 2 hours.

Quiz: Legal Environment of Business and Contract Law

Quiz: Agency and Sales

Quiz: Negotiable Instruments and Unincorporated Entities

Quiz: Corporations, Debtor-Creditor Relations, & Business Regulation