This course surveys the legal environment of business, emphasizing legal concepts and legal reasoning to prepare students to recognize legal problems and formulate appropriate responses.  Topics include business ethics, torts, crimes, contracts and other topics.

Course objectives:


  • Students will be able to identify fundamental legal concepts from constitutional law, US court system and ADR, administrative law, tort law, criminal law, contract law, agency, employment law, and business organizations.
  • Students will apply legal concepts through legal reasoning and analysis to business related legal issues.
  • Students will examine the impact of the regulatory environment on business.
  • Students will analyze business behavior based on ethical theories.


Required Textbook: BULE 303 GMU


Miller and Cross, “The Legal Environment Today,” 8th edition (Cengage 2016) with MindTap access.


Textbook Options (links available on Blackboard):


Loose-leaf Bundle (GMU Bookstore): includes MindTap (eBook) printed access code and loose-leaf version, term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN: 978-1-305-71458-8


Stand-alone MindTap Digital book (GMU Bookstore): (includes eBook) term 6 months Printed Access Card

ISBN: 978-1-305-11841-6




MindTap is an online resource offered by Cengage and is REQUIRED. You must purchase access in order to use MindTap. Cengage offers free usage for the first week of the semester; however, students must purchase access thereafter. The MindTap resource provides the e-book version of the required textbook, audio version of the textbook, flashcards, exercises, etc. MindTap will be required to complete Homework. There are links for purchasing MindTap and how to use MindTap on Blackboard.


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Course materials are available on Blackboard, including the syllabus and lecture slides with audio lecture. Links to MindTap and MindTap Customer Support can also be found on Blackboard. Grades and announcements will be posted on Blackboard.

Schedule of Assignments, Lectures, and Tests:




Week Topic and Assignments Due Dates
Week 1


Course Intro

Chapter 1 Intro to the Law

MT Chapter 1


MT C1 due Sunday 8/29 at 11:59 pm* (all due dates are by 11:59 pm)
Week 2


Administrative Law

Read Chapter 19

MT Chapter 19

CP 1 Admin Law

MT C19 due Sunday 9/5

CP 1 due Sunday 9/5

Week 3


Constitutional Law

Read Chapter 4

MT Chapter 4

CP 2 Con Law

Skim Loving case

Read Morse v Frederick

CP 2 due Sunday 9/12

MT C4 due Sunday 9/12

Week 4 (testing week)



During Class Time





Written Assignment 1 (covers material from Chapters 1, 19, 4)


Test 1 (covers material from Chapters 1,19, 4)



Hard Deadline for C1, 19, 4 MT assignments Wednesday 9/15




We have now completed all material for Intro, Administrative Law and Constitutional Law



Week 5


Courts and Torts

Read Chapter 3 and Chapter 5

MT Chapters 3 and 5


MT for C3 and C5 due Sunday 9/26
Week 6



Torts and Crim

Read Chapter 5

MT Chapter 5

Watch McDonald’s Video

Watch and/or read written material

CP3 Crim and Torts

MT for C5 due Sunday 10/3

CP 3 due Sunday 10/3

Week 7 (testing week)





Written Assignment 2 (covers material from Chapters 3, 5, 6)



Test 2 (covers material from Chapters 3, 5, 6)

Hard deadline for MT Chapters 3, 6, 5 due Wednesday 10/6







We have now completed all material for courts, criminal law and torts

Week 8




Contract Formation

Contract Performance

Read Chapters 10 and 11

MT Chapters 10 and 11

CP4 Contracts

MT Chapters 10 and 11 due Sunday 10/17


CP4 due Sunday 10/17

Week 9






Finish Contract Topics and Start Ethics

Read Chapter 2

MT Chapter 2

CP 5 Ethics

MT C2 due Sunday 10/24


CP 5 due Sunday 10/24



Week 10 (testing week)






Written Assignment 3 (covers material from Chapters 10, 11, 2)


Test 3 (covers material from Chapters 10, 11, 2)

Hard deadline for MT Chapters 10, 11, 2 due Wednesday 10/27






We have now completed all material for contracts and ethics

Week 11




Agency and Employment

Read Chapters 16 and 17

MT Chapters 16 and 17


MT for C16 and C17 due Sunday 11/7
Week 12





Read Chapter 18

Mt Chapter 18

CP6 Agency and Employment

MT C18 due Sunday 11/14


CP 6 due Sunday 11/14

Week 13 Testing Week










11/25 THANKSGIVING (no class)



Written Assignment 4 (covers material from Chapters 16, 17, 18)


Test 4 (covers materials from Chapters 16, 17, 18)

Hard Deadline for MT C16-18 Wednesday 11/17





We have now completed all material for Agenc7 and Employment



Week 14

12/2 last class

(we did it)







Small Business Orgs

Read Chapter 14

MT Chapter 14

CP 7 Business


Read Chapter 15

MT Chapter 15





MT C14-15 and CP7 due Sunday 11/5



Thursday December 9 (10:30am to TBA)


Final Exam(Written Assignment 5 and Test 5)




Written Assessment 5

Test 5

Written Assignment 5 (covers material from Chapters 14-15)


Test 5 (covers materials from Chapters 14-15)

Hard Deadline for MT C14 and 15 Sunday 11/5




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