Business Law and Its Environment


The business environment has become more complex and litigious; therefore, knowledge of general principles of law is more important than ever. This course reviews the American legal process, commercial law and its development, and organizational structures in the context of the managerial challenges in today's highly litigious environment. Instruction incorporates analysis of actual cases, class participation, group projects, lectures and readings.

Topics include:



  • Contracts
  • Negligence
  • Product liability
  • Constitutional law as it applies to business
  • Federal and state civil procedure
  • Torts
  • Business entities, including limited liability companies
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Real-property concepts
  • Creditor, debtor and bankruptcy issues
  • Employment discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Law of agency
  • Criminal law
  • An overview of the American legal system.



Note(s): HRCI--PHR, SPHR and GPHR strtegic recertification credit, 29.5 hours; MCLE--Minimum Continuing Legal Education State Board of CA, 20.0 hours.



[Former #6360]

Prerequisites :


No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
BUSM.X409.(4) 4/1/2019 06:00 PM SANTA CLARA $745 Reynold H Lewke Enroll