The course draws upon actual cases to explore fundamental questions faced by businesses operating in the United States and elsewhere in the world. What justifies governmental regulation of your business? What are the rights of employers and employees? How does the law protect consumers? What laws protect the environment? How do you choose the best legal form for your business? What are the lines of power within a corporation? What protections are available to shareholders? How do the antitrust laws protect competition? What responsibilities does a business have to the community in which it operates? What is the ethical foundation on which business ought to be conducted? The course puts businesses in their legal and ethical context.
Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk