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College of Business Administration Information

College of Business Administration

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BLAW Courses

Courses (BLAW)


220. Introduction to Law and Business Transactions (3)

Law and the American legal system in today’s business world.Contracts, sales, and commercial paper. Examination of the role and function of the judiciary, elements of civil and criminal lawsuits, and other emerging areas of the law, including alternative dispute resolution.
Not open for credit to students with credit in FIN 220. Letter grade only (A-F).


309. The Consumer in the Legal and Economic Environment (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Explorations courses; upper-division standing.
Economic and ethical components of consumer issues integrated with consumer law. Economic, legal and regulatory environment of consumers for disputes regarding fraudulent transactions, financial matters, personal and real property contracts, torts, credit and investment issues, and family relationships.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours.) Same course as CAFF 309I and FIN 309I. Not open for credit to students with credit in CAFF 309I.

320. Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (3)

Forms of business organizations, employment law, securities law, environmental law, anti-trust issues, and international transactions. Social, cultural and economic influences on domestic and multinational corporations. Exploration of relationship of government to business. Introduction to business ethics.
Not open for credit to students with credit in FIN 320. Letter grade only (A-F).

424. International Legal Environment of Business (3)

Prerequisite: BLAW 320, IS 301.
Subsidiaries, joint ventures and other forms of international business operations. Effects of treaties, laws and policies of governments on business operations.Resolution of business and investment disputes, protection of property rights, the financing and taxing of international operations, and ethical issues.
Not open for credit to students with credit in FIN 424. Letter grade only (A-F).

425. Legal Aspects of Real Estate (3)

Prerequisite: FIN 340, IS 301.
Basic principles of real estate law as related to conveyances, titles, private and public restrictions on the use of land, escrows, community property and financial transactions.
Not open for credit to students with credit in FIN 425. Letter grade only (A-F).


520. Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Environment of Business (3)

Prerequisite: MBA standing required.
Legal and regulatory environment in which managers must operate. Constitutional and judicial structures for resolving disputes, effect of governmental and political policies, and liability encountered by business in various defined areas of substantive law. Ethical issues faced by business.
Not open for credit to students with credit in FIN 520. Letter grade only (A-F).

524. International Legal Environment of Business (3)

Prerequisite: BLAW 520.
A study of the international legal environment in which multinational firms operate. Topics include treaties and laws, government policies, resolution of legal disputes, regulation of competition, enforcement of property rights and issues involving ethical responsibilities.
Not open for credit to students with credit in FIN 524. Letter grade only (A-F).

624. Cyberlaw (3)

E-commerce and public policy issues. Law and the globalized e-commerce environment. Legal, ethical, international and political aspects of technology as it relates to business. Jurisdiction, intellectual property, electronic payment systems and contracting, online securities offerings, telecommunications mergers and acquisitions, security.
Not open for credit to students with credit in FIN 624. Letter grade only (A-F).