Course Catalog and Schedule

Business Law (BLAW-435-0)
1.00 Credit
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This course is a survey of the basic and fundamental legal concepts that managers and entrepreneurs will be exposed to in public, private and non-profit entities. It is not a surrogate for a law school course (as such the course is not open to law or JD/MBA students) ; it does not delve into subjects of legal procedure (e.g. rules of evidence and rules of civil or criminal procedure). Rather, it covers a variety of legal topics of greatest interest to managers. For example, the course includes instruction on torts, a subject normally covered in a full semester law school course, by focusing on the basics of torts (e.g. negligence, professional negligence (malpractice), and product liability) in a meaningful way so that the student is armed with the ability to identify and analyze tort-related issues going forward. The ten week quarter also includes two topics (contracts and corporations) that are each spread over two weeks of instruction. One week of the quarter is geared to agency law, a subject of great importance in business since under certain circumstances, an employer is automatically liable for the acts of its agents occurring within the scope of their employment. While the majority of class time is spent on civil legal matters (e.g. money damages, equitable relief in the form of injunctions), one week is devoted to a review of criminal law, specifically those crimes that touch U.S. business on a frequent basis (e.g. the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)). Also, due to frequently-expressed interest by students, one week is designed to provide a solid overview of antitrust and intellectual property issues. (Students seeking a deeper dive into these topics should consider taking BLAW 437 upon completion of BLAW 435.)


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Academic Year Term   Session Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2015-2016 Fall 2015 10 Weeks BLAW-435-0 Business Law 81 1 McCareins, Mark Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (G40) N
2015-2016 Winter 2016 10 Weeks BLAW-435-0 Business Law 81 1
Rivelli, Timothy J
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Rivelli, Timothy J Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N
2015-2016 Summer 2016 10 Weeks BLAW-435-0 Business Law 71 1 McCareins, Mark Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) N