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Course SummaryUse this self-paced course to learn about topics like antitrust laws and the origins of laws while earning an Introduction to Business Law certificate. This certificate can be used to highlight your knowledge for prospective employers and increase your marketability.
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About This Course
Take a few weeks to watch video lessons and you can earn an Introduction to Business Law Certificate. You'll learn how juries are selected and find out about different types of antitrust laws through engaging and fun video lessons that bring these concepts to life and use dynamic animations to help you retain essential business law info.
Who's This For?
Small business owners or those who want to start a small business can use this course to get up to speed on business law concepts. Instructors, business writers, paralegals, consultants, managers or anyone new to business law will find this course useful.
No prerequisites are needed for this introductory course.
Benefits of the Certificate
A variety of benefits are available once you acquire fundamental skills in business law. Some potential methods for benefiting from this certificate are listed below.
- Add this certificate to your resume or online profile if you want to advance in your career or seek new career options.
- Your mastery of fundamental business law concepts may be appealing to current and future employers.
- You might be able to apply this course to continuing education requirements.
- You can use your new knowledge in your personal interactions and business relationships.
- If you tutor students or do administrative volunteer work, this course might also be useful.
Introduction to Business Law Program Breakdown
History of American Law
Start off the course by learning about the history and origins of English common law and development of American law after the American Revolution.
Sources of Law
This chapter teaches you about constitutional law and the three branches of government. You'll study the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, clauses, administrative law and ordinances.
In this chapter, you'll learn about the rule of law, due process and selected amendments to the Constitution.
American Legal Systems
This chapter introduces different types of laws, levels of the court systems and court functions.
You'll learn about lawsuits, civil litigation and appeals, criminal trials and alternative forms of dispute resolution in this chapter.
Contract Law Basics
Study the different types and sources of contract law, including unilateral, expressed, informal and executed contracts. Learn about the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel and joint obligation contracts.
Capacity in Contract Law
Examine the legal capacity to enter a contract then learn about mental incapacity and contracts with minors or intoxicated persons.
Contract Law and Third Party Beneficiaries
You'll discuss beneficiary rights, the parties involved and rights of promisors and promisees in this chapter.
Contracts: Assignment and Delegation
Learn about the parties involved in contract assignment, revocability of assignment and differences between assignment and delegation.
Contracts: Statute of Frauds
You'll study contracts that fall within the statute of frauds, one-year contracts, contracts for the sale of land, guarantors and exceptions to the statute of frauds.
Contracts: Scopes and Meanings
Explore certainty of terms, rules of construction, implied terms and three forms of conditions in contracts.
Contracts: Breach of Contract
Learn about different types and circumstances of contract breach then discuss remedies for contract breach, contract enforcement and defense to contract enforcement.
Contracts: Discharge of Contracts
You'll take a look at different methods for discharging contracts in this chapter, along with contractual and statutory illegality and legal and equitable remedies.
The Legal Environment
Explore the steps and framework in the ethical decision making process and study how stakeholders are affected by business decisions and how legal ethics are related to business law.
Securities and Antitrust Law
This chapter teaches you about violations of the registration process, exempt securities and transactions, securities fraud and agreements that violate the Sherman Act.
Examine the differences between real and personal property in this chapter, which also covers property transfers, intellectual property law, patents and trademarks.
Employment and Labor Law
In this chapter, you'll learn about acts and regulations that protect employees, including the fair labor standards act, the whistleblower act and workers' compensation.
Study debt collection and repossession rights, secured transactions and the rights of creditors in bankruptcy.
Product Liability and Consumer Protection
This chapter teaches you about laws and rights associated with consumer protection and product liability, along with credit and privacy protection laws and methods of unfair competition.
International Business Law
Discover some theories on global economic growth then study international business treaties, sovereign immunity and restrictions on international trade.
Torts in Business Law
You'll learn about different types of torts and their defenses in this chapter, including negligence torts and intentional torts.
The Role of Agency in Business Law
Duties and responsibilities of agents and principals are covered in this chapter, which also teaches you about contractual and tort liability in agency relationships.
Types of Business Organizations
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of various business types, their tax structures and methods for dissolving businesses.
Sales & the Law
Close out the course with lessons on the Uniform Commercial Code, including buyer acceptance, seller's rights, warranties and revocation of acceptance.
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