Business Law (BLAW)

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BLAW 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (001341)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
BLAW 203  Introduction to Business Law  3 Units  
Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A study of the role of law in business environments, including the study of legal institutions and their role in facilitating and regulating business. Includes a study of the legal system, civil litigation, torts and the formation and performance of contracts, and additional related business law topics. 3 hours lecture.  (021824)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
BLAW 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (001349)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLAW 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Students registering for this course should prepare a project proposal to be discussed with their faculty advisor before enrolling in the course. 9 hours supervision.  (001350)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLAW 413  Employment Law  3 Units  
Prerequisite: At least junior standing.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An in-depth study of federal and California employment laws as they affect the management of human resources, with appropriate consideration of ethical and global dimensions. Emphasis is on the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in the employment relationship, primarily in a private-sector, non-union environment. 3 hours discussion.  (001352)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLAW 414  Labor Law and Collective Bargaining  3 Units  
Prerequisite: At least junior standing or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Intensive examination of unions in an organizational setting. Includes organizational and concerted activities, collective bargaining and employee/employer rights and responsibilities. Includes applied collective bargaining project. 3 hours discussion.  (001343)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLAW 415  Entrepreneurship Law  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MGMT 450 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course presents an in-depth study of California, federal, and international laws as they affect the management of entrepreneurial and small business enterprises. Emphasis is placed on social policy dimensions as much as practical aspects of the dynamic and ever-changing relationship between government and entrepreneurial ventures. 3 hours lecture.  (020569)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLAW 418  Commercial Law  3 Units  
Prerequisite: BLAW 203.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is designed to provide students with sufficient knowledge and wisdom to identify and manage legal, ethical, and managerial issues pertaining to property, financial, and commercial transactions. International, federal, and state legal landscapes are examined. Significant areas of focus include the law of property (including intellectual property), federal securities law, provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code relating to sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, the law of bankruptcy, and antitrust law. Knowledge of the concepts covered in this course will help prepare students for the Uniform CPA examination. 3 hours discussion.  (021556)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLAW 450  Intellectual Property Law  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course explores the four fundamental pillars of intellectual property study: 1) patents 2) trademarks 3) copyrights 4) trade secrets. Balance is struck between theory (textbook content of the above four main areas) and practice (students applying theory in joint venture simulations). The text and lectures set out the theory, historical, and present context of intellectual property law. Beyond this, however, a critical component of the course shall focus on applying theory to practice. By semester's end, IP portfolios containing real world intellectual property forms and applications, are complied or constructed by entrepreneurial teams evidencing understanding of each of the four aforementioned domains of intellectual property. 3 hours discussion.  (021776)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLAW 498  Special Topics in Business Law  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Senior standing.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. For advanced students who wish to investigate business problems in specialized areas. Application of research methods. 3 hours supervision.  (001357)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLAW 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (001358)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLAW 697  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (001362)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division