2024-25 Catalog


Every College of Business student is required to take Law 201 as part of the College of Business Core.

The following undergraduate law courses are offered through the Perella Department of Finance:

Course descriptions for the College of Business graduate courses can be found in the Courses tab. Prerequisite: consent of sponsoring instructor.


LAW 101 Introduction to Law 3 Credits

A study of the nature and function of law and the legal system, the study of legal reasoning through the use of the case method.

LAW 102 Sports Law 3 Credits

The study of legal relationships and legal topics of individuals, organizations, society, and the government as they relate to sports. The case method will be used to examine landmark cases and current day examples of legal principles and precedent.

LAW 201 Legal Environment of Business 0,3 Credits

This course examines the legal relationships between business and government, business and society, and the individual and society. A significant focus of the course is on the structure of the U.S. legal system, the role of the courts in the legal system, and contract law as the principal mechanism for the private allocation of resources and risk allocation. The course also focuses on business ethics with particular emphasis on corporate social responsibility. Junior standing is required.
Prerequisites: (ECO 001)

LAW 202 Business Law 3 Credits

The law of agency, business organizations, secured transactions, bankruptcy and negotiable instruments.
Prerequisites: (LAW 201)

LAW 300 Apprentice Teaching 1-3 Credits

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

LAW 371 Directed Readings 1-3 Credits

Readings in various fields of law, designed for students who have a special interest in a field of law. Consent of sponsoring instructor required.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

LAW 372 Special Topics 1-3 Credits

Special problems and issues in law for which no regularly scheduled course work exists. When offered as group study, coverage varies according to interests of instructor and students. Consent of sponsoring instructor required.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

LAW 417 Regulatory Environment of Business 2 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the various legal, regulatory, and market constraints in which business operates. Students are introduced to the interplay between legislation, regulations, and court decisions in establishing the regulatory environment in which a business operates as well the allocation of power among federal and state authorities. Conflict of law issues will also be explored for businesses that operate internationally. Contract law, forms of business, and ethics are covered in depth.

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