Ch 14: The Legal Environment: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Legal Environment chapter of this Introductory Business Law Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the legal environment. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the legal and ethical issues and processes required in a typical introductory business law course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other introductory business law work.
  • Identify the legal environment concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our introductory business law tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn the legal environment and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding legal ethics, business ethics, business crime, environmental law or any other the legal environment topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their business learning
  • Prefer learning business visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their legal environment unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in introductory business law
  • Don't have access to their business teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning the legal environment simple and fun.
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  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live business law tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn the legal environment on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of ethical decision making and learn some steps in the decision making process.
  • Study how shareholders are affected by business decisions.
  • Compare and contrast different theories of ethics.
  • Learn the connection between corporate social responsibility and business law.
  • Identify specific white collar crimes.
  • Study criminal liability, including strict liability and vicarious liability.
  • Learn methods used to deter business crime.
  • Find out the functions of environmental law agencies.

15 Lessons in Chapter 14: The Legal Environment: Tutoring Solution
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Legal Ethical Decision Making: Models, Steps & Framework

1. Legal Ethical Decision Making: Models, Steps & Framework

Ethical decision making involves making choices based on what is good for all people. The Golden Rule, public disclosure test and universalization test are three models that consider others in their application.

Effects of Business Decisions on Shareholders

2. Effects of Business Decisions on Shareholders

A shareholder is essentially a part owner of a company. Ownership requires that a person own at least one share of stock in the company. As an owner, a shareholder can be affected by the decisions made by management. Learn more about shareholders in this lesson.

Theories of Ethics: Rights & Natural Laws

3. Theories of Ethics: Rights & Natural Laws

Legal rights are those rights provided to citizens through the Constitution and other articles of the US legal system. Natural rights are rooted in the ethical, based on what is right or wrong. Learn more about ethics in this lesson.

Attorney Professional and Ethical Conduct in Business

4. Attorney Professional and Ethical Conduct in Business

Lawyers play an important part in business, but they must follow model rules regarding ethics. This lesson addresses legal ethics in business law, including malpractice, attorney-client privilege and conflicts of interest.

Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

5. Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Now that companies are concerned with society's welfare, corporate social responsibility is a controversial topic. In this lesson, learn the two theories of social responsibility and the arguments for and against the practice.

Government Regulation of Administrative Agencies: Pros & Cons, and Examples

6. Government Regulation of Administrative Agencies: Pros & Cons, and Examples

Part of the executive branch of the government, administrative agencies serve to put into action legislative acts through rules and regulations that individuals and businesses must adhere to.

What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples

7. What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples

White collar crimes involve criminal activities committed by people in the regular course of their business and involve bribery, extortion, fraud and embezzlement. These crimes usually end in financial gain for the perpetrator.

Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples

8. Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples

Corporations, just like individuals, can be tried and convicted of committing crimes if managers, directors or even ordinary workers commit the crimes. There are two types: strict liability and vicarious liability.

Deterring Business Crime: RICO, False Claims Act, & Sarbanes-Oxley Act

9. Deterring Business Crime: RICO, False Claims Act, & Sarbanes-Oxley Act

There are three acts that deter corporations from committing crimes that affect customers, shareholders and employees: RICO Act, False Claims Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Each act protects against various crimes, but all of the acts hold businesses accountable for their actions.

What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy

10. What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy

Environmental law involves a series of laws, policies and procedures enforced by various agencies with the goal of protecting the environment. Environmental law often overlaps other laws to act as an extra layer of legal protection.

What are Copyright Laws? - Definition & Overview

11. What are Copyright Laws? - Definition & Overview

If you have ever written anything original in your life, you're protected by copyright laws. In this lesson, you'll learn about copyright laws and some of their key concepts. A short quiz follows the lesson.

What is Libel? - Definition, Laws & Cases

12. What is Libel? - Definition, Laws & Cases

In this lesson, you can learn how a statement can be considered libel while also studying the defenses to a libel legal action. You will also review two significant historical cases regarding libel and see how libel fits in with journalism and First Amendment rights.

What is Perjury? - Definition, Penalty & Example

13. What is Perjury? - Definition, Penalty & Example

After you complete this lesson, you will understand what constitutes perjury. You will also review the penalties for committing perjury, as well as some examples of perjury.

What is Probable Cause? - Definition & Examples

14. What is Probable Cause? - Definition & Examples

After you complete this lesson, you will understand what constitutes probable cause. You will also review examples and understand when probable cause is justified through various hypothetical scenarios.

What Is Sequestration? - Definition, Law & Effects

15. What Is Sequestration? - Definition, Law & Effects

Learn what constitutes jury sequestration. Review the definition of jury sequestration and examine the relevant law surrounding the concept. Discover the effects that jury sequestration has on the outcome of a jury trial.

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