Course Catalog and Schedule



Business Law I (BLAW-435-0)
1.00 Credit
TCE BidStats

Description:
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.)

Prerequisites:
None

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Academic Year Term   Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2014-2015 Fall 2014 BLAW-435-0 Business Law I 31 1 Presser, Stephen Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago Rubloff (150) N Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable or exam with professor.
2014-2015 Fall 2014 BLAW-435-0 Business Law I 81 1 McCareins, Mark Thu 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (160) N FT Students: View exam date, time, and room by logging in to Exam Registration System.; PT Students: 12/11 @6:30pm. (Room 160).
2014-2015 Winter 2015 BLAW-435-0 Business Law I 31 1 O'Hara, Kevin Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago Rubloff (150) N
2014-2015 Spring 2015 BLAW-435-0 Business Law I 81 1 McCareins, Mark Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (G05) N Multiple times available 6/6/2015 – 6/9/2015 and 6/8/2015 @ 6:30 PM (Room G05). Registration open 4/24-5/25.
2014-2015 Summer 2015 BLAW-435-0 Business Law I 71 1 McCareins, Mark Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) N