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Course SummaryThis Business Law Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans course is a fully developed resource to help you organize and teach business law. You can easily adapt the video lessons, transcripts, and quizzes to take full advantage of the comprehensive and engaging material we offer. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.
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You can use this business law course as a template for designing and implementing your course. Here are the key components of the course and how you can use them:
- Chapters - Each chapter covers a unit of business law, from an overview of American legal history and contract law to property law and the types of agency. Use these chapters as mile markers as you map out your course. We recommend planning to spend a week on each chapter, but you can always allocate the chapters according to the length of your specific business law course.
- Lessons - Within each chapter are video lessons that further break down topics into bite-sized chunks. These lessons cover single topics like contract assignment or defective products liability. Each one is often appropriate for a single class.
- Key Terms - Within each lesson are key terms. These are emphasized on screen and in the transcript. As you develop your syllabus, these key terms help you focus on the most important learning objectives. For example, the lesson on white collar crime includes key terms like material fact, insider trading, and false pretense.
As you work on your business law lesson plans, save time by incorporating video lessons from this resource. Here's how:
- Introduce Topics - Your students will be in the right mindset for understanding topics like employment and labor law if you begin class with a short video. It can be a jumping-off point for a lecture, group activity, or class discussion.
- Break Up Lectures - The video format, which often includes animation, helps students visualize topics like negligence torts and agency relationship.
- Assign For Homework - Each lesson in the course, from the origins of American law to seller's remedies, can be assigned to your students as homework.
Each video lesson includes a complete transcript. You can utilize these transcripts in several ways:
- Lecture Notes - Do you need a guide as you plan a lecture, such as one on employment and labor law or creditors' rights? The transcripts cover each topic in depth, with key terms highlighted for quick reference.
- Student Reading - Perhaps you'd like your students to learn about environmental law agencies, but you don't have class time available. Assign the transcript as extra reading.
- Study Tools - When it's time for a unit exam on property law, you can point your students to the transcripts on real property types, voluntary property transfer, intellectual property law, and related topics to help them study.
Each video lesson has a corresponding quiz. Here's how to use the quizzes:
- Homework - Assign a quiz to your students as homework. You'll receive an email with the results, which enables you to verify they've completed the assignment and that they've understood the material. Questions cover everything from theories of ethics to key facts, like the components of the U.S. Constitution.
- Tests - You can meld the material in the quizzes into your own student assessments, saving you valuable time. Need a few questions on international business law? There are plenty!
- Discussions - Jump-start a discussion with questions like: What are some of the sources of contract law?
Below is a sketch of the business law syllabus modeled on a 24-week course. This sample can be adapted based on your course schedule. Navigate the chapters and lessons for more detail.
|Week||Unit||Sample of Topics Covered|
|Week 1||History of American Law||Origins of common law, American law after the Revolutionary War, stare decisis, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional Convention|
|Week 2||Sources of Law||Judicial review, presidential executive order, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the privileges and immunities clause, the contracts clause, schools of jurisprudence|
|Week 3||Constitutional Law||The rule of law, commercial speech, search and seizure, due process, the equal protection clause, rights retained by individuals|
|Week 4||American Legal Systems||Differences between civil and criminal law, substantive and procedural law, structure of federal and state court systems, Supreme Court jurisdiction|
|Week 5||Legal Procedures||Threshold requirements, pretrial pleadings, jury selection, the civil appeals process, other forms of dispute resolution, writ of habeas corpus|
|Week 6||Contract Law Basics||Contract types, parties to a contract, mutual assent, contract law sources, legal detriment, doctrine of promissory estoppel|
|Week 7||Capacity in Contract Law||Examples of legal capacity, contracts with minors, mental incapacity and contract disaffirmation|
|Week 8||Contract Law and Third Party Beneficiaries||Types of third party beneficiaries, beneficiary rights, promisor and promisee rights|
|Week 9||Contracts: Assignment and Delegation||Parties involved in contract assignment, assignee and obligor rights, revocability of assignment|
|Week 10||Contracts: Statute of Frauds||1-year contracts, land contracts, guarantor contracts, contracts for the sale of goods, exceptions to the statute of frauds|
|Week 11||Contracts: Scopes and Meanings||Certainty of terms, rules of interpretation, implied terms, the parol evidence rule, contract conditions|
|Week 12||Contracts: Breach of Contract||Anticipatory repudiation and demand assurances, contract breach remedies, non-recoverable damages, contract enforcement|
|Week 13||Contracts: Discharge of Contracts||Contract discharge options, contractual and statutory illegality, voidable and unenforceable contracts, equitable and legal contract remedies|
|Week 14||The Legal Environment||Theories of ethics, white collar crime, corporate criminal liability, business crime legislation, environmental law and policy|
|Week 15||Securities and Antitrust Law||SEC registration violations, securities and transactions exempt from regulation, securities fraud, insider trading, antitrust law|
|Week 16||Property Law||Real and personal property, estate types, voluntary and involuntary property transfer, intellectual property law, trademark infringement, patent protection|
|Week 17||Employment and Labor Law||Employment-at-will, the Fair Labor Standards Act, family and medical leave, employment discrimination, workers' compensation, OSHA|
|Week 18||Creditors' Rights||Secured and unsecured debt, creditor repossession rights, secured transactions, creditors' rights in bankruptcy|
|Week 19||Product Liability and Consumer Protection||Defective products liability, credit protection, privacy protection, methods for preventing unfair competition|
|Week 20||International Business Law||International business treaties, sovereign immunity, international trade regulations, economic growth through foreign aid|
|Week 21||Torts in Business Law||Intentional and negligence torts, defenses to negligence, trespass and nuisance, strict liability torts, harm to reputation, vicarious liability|
|Week 22||The Role of Agency in Business Law||Types of agency, agents' fiduciary duties, contractual liability of a principal, termination of agency relationships|
|Week 23||Types of Business Organizations||Sole proprietorships, general business partnerships, limited liability partnerships, LLCs, corporations|
|Week 24||Sales & the Law||Article 2 of the UCC, buyer acceptance and rejection, seller's right to cure, revocation of acceptance, warranties, buyer's remedies, seller's remedies|
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