JURI 570 American Business Law

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.

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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.

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Course Requirements Checklist

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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 2 sources 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 1,500-2,000 words. The paper must include at least 3 reference(s). 

Quizzes (4)

Each Quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 2 hours. 1 attempt per quiz will be allowed.

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