Legal Studies in Business Program

Two Books and a Gavel

The Legal Studies in Business Program has always been an integral part of the core curriculum of the College of Business (CBA). Mandated by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Legal Studies has continually evolved with changes in the CBA and the commercial environment. The Legal Studies in Business courses place a strong emphasis on developing ethical awareness and decision making as encouraged by the AACSB.

The Legal Studies courses cover the following subjects, among others, required of the CBA "common body of knowledge," or core curriculum:

  • Legal Aspects of Business Transactions (BLAW 220)
  • Legal Environment of Business (BLAW 320)
  • Business Ethics
  • International Law

Legal Studies introduces students to the legal environment in which they must conduct their personal and professional lives. Since it is the legal system that governs the relations between individuals and organizations, it is incumbent upon those within a society to understand that system if they are to survive, prosper, and contribute to their society. Given the increasing sophistication and litigious nature of our society, Legal Studies is now, more than ever, a critical part of the CBA curriculum.

Students from all majors who are interested in law school are encouraged to contact the Law Society, a student organization that sponsors speakers, a law school fair, and other activities.