Legal Studies & Business Ethics
Corporate Responsibility and Ethics
The purpose of the course is to enhance students’ appreciation for, and ability to deal with, ethical and social dimensions of problems they will face in their careers as managers. The course emphasizes the interplay between the economic dimensions of those problems and their ethical and social aspects.
The course is designed:
• To familiarize you with the recurring ethical problems faced by managers in their dealings with others inside and outside the firm, and the recurring normative problems of public policy and regulation concerning business;
• To develop your capacity for analysis and judgment by introducing you to certain key concepts, principles, and approaches to normative analysis; and giving you practice in recognizing and evaluating arguments;
• To give you practice in formulating, defending, and planning the implementation of solutions to the practical ethical problems faced by managers; and
• To give you the opportunity to reflect on your own values as they apply to the job of the manager.
Introduction to Law and Legal Process
This course presents law as an evolving social institution, with special emphasis on the legal regulation of business. It considers basic concepts of law and legal process, in the U.S. and other legal systems, and introduces the fundamentals of rigorous legal analysis. An in-depth examination of contract law is included.