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SPRING SEMESTER 2006 COURSE: Business Law For Accountants-AIM 6370 Section 501 INSTRUCTOR: Kenneth L. Bressler BSBA, MBA, JD, CPA OFFICE PHONE: 972-308-7933 Daytime E-Mail OFFICE: SOM 4.224 OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 5:00-5:30 P.M. Thursday 5:00-5:30 P.M. ALSO BY APPOINTMENT Course Objectives A. Use of Critical Thinking: Understand and apply legal concepts that influence the lives and decisions of individuals and businesses on a day-to-day basis. The course will concentrate on the following areas: 1. The Legal Environment 2. Ethics 3. Torts 4. Contract Law 5. Sales Law 6. Negotiable Instrument Law 7. Corporate Law 8. Partnership Law 9. Agency Law 10. Employment Law 11. Bankruptcy Law 12. Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships B. Understanding Ethical Considerations Involved in Legal Issues: Understanding the ethical issues involving legal topics that confront both individuals and businesses on a day-to day basis. C. Enhancement of Communications Skills: By class participation and discussion, communications skills will be improved.

Business and Public Law-AIM 6370 Section 501 GRADING SYSTEM A B C F 90-100 80-89 70-79 0-69

General Information 1. Required Material Clarkson/Miller/Jentz/Cross, West's Business Law, West Publishing Company, 9th Edition. For each test the student will need a Scantron Form No. 882-E, a No. 2 pencil, and a Blue Book. Scantron Form No. 882-E can be purchased at the University Bookstore or Off Campus Books. 2. Testing Policy Tests will begin promptly at the beginning of class 7:00 P.M. Any student who arrives after the first student completes the test and leaves the room will not be permitted to take the test. There will be no makeup tests. A student may drop one test, other than the final examination. There will be three regular tests and a comprehensive final examination. The regular tests will comprise 60 percent of the grade and the final examination will comprise 40 percent of the final grade.

3. University Policy on Cheating Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the University. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a

Business and Public Law-AIM 6370 Section 501 student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents' Rule and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22. Since scholastic dishonesty harms the individual, all students and the integrity of the University, policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced.

Business and Public Law-AIM 6370 Section 501 CLASS SCHEDULE Section 501 Thursday 7:00-9:45 P.M. Date 1/12 Chapters Introduction Chapter 1-- Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning Chapter 2-- Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution Chapter 3-- Court Procedures Chapter 4-- Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business Chapter 5-- Torts and Cyber Torts Chapter 6-- Strict Liability and Product Liability Chapter 7--Intellectual Property and Internet Law Chapter 8—Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes Review and Test I Chapter 9-- Contracts Nature and Terminology Chapter 10-- Contracts Agreement Chapter 11-- Contracts Consideration Chapter 12-- Contracts Capacity and Legality Chapter 13-- Contracts Genuineness of Assent 10 Chapter 14-- Statute of Frauds 2/23 Chapter 19-- Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts Chapter 20-- Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest Chapter 21-- Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts Review and Test II Spring Break Chapter 24-- Function and Creation of Negotiable Instruments Chapter 25-- Transferability and Holder in Due Course 24-2, 24-7 25-1, 25-3 14-1, 14-7 19-1, 19-2 20-1, 20-3 21-1, 21-4 9-2, 9-5 10-1, 10-4 11-4, 11-5 12-1, 12-2 13-1, 13-3, 13 End of Chapter Problems

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Business and Public Law-AIM 6370 Section 501 3/23 Chapter 30-- Bankruptcy Law Chapter 31-- Agency Formation and Duties Chapter 32-- Liabilities to Third Parties and Termination Chapter 33—Labor and Employment Law Chapter 35-- Sole Proprietorships and Franchises Chapter 36-- Partnerships and Special Business Forms Review and Test III Chapter 37-- Corporations Formation and Financing Chapter 38-- Corporations Directors, Officers, and Shareholders Chapter 39-- Corporations Mergers and Consolidations 37-1, 3738-1, 38 39-1, 3930-1, 30-8 31-1, 31-6 32-3, 32-5 33-1, 33-3 35-1, 35-3, 35 36-1, 36-9


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Chapter 40 – Corporations Investor Protection and Online Securities Offerings 40-3, 40 Chapter 41-- Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships 41-3, 41-7, 41 Chapter 42—Ethics and Business decision Making


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