Course Description

Explore the significance and growth of U.S. law, particularly as it relates to current trends in public policy, the marketplace, and its manifestation in important legal cases. Areas of discussion include contracts, securities, business organization, agency, sale of property, employment law, torts, and other topics.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and apply legal analysis methods and principles important to business transactions, relationships, and projections
  • Describe the different forms of business organizations
  • Analyze the various areas of tort and product liability
  • Apply the principles of contract law to formation, enforcement, and defenses
  • Recognize the ethical considerations in business decision-making
  • Describe and analyze the facets of employment and employment-related laws
  • Analyze the legal implications of business bankruptcy and/or liquidation
  • Discuss the importance of statutory regulations of organizations and operational aspects of business including those found in the UCC, anti-trust, environmental, and consumer protection regulations

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Apr 05, 2023 to Jun 14, 2023
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $650.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
Reading List / Textbook



Section Notes

Late Registrations Notice: 

Self enrollment will be available until 11:59PM PT of the second business day after the 1st class session (i.e. If the first class starts on Thursday, self-enrollment is open until the following Monday at 11:59PM).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Students must have a UCSB NetID to access their online course.  If you do not already have a UCSB NetID, you will receive an email with instructions on how to create a NetID within one business day of late enrollment.  All students with a UCSB NetID will be added to the online course within two business days of late course registration. Students will then be able to access their course at gauchospace.ucsb.edu.

How to Access Your Online Course:


One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

Required Textbook(s):

Business Law Today, The Essentials: Text and Summarized Cases | 13th Edition

Publisher: Cengage

ISBN: 9780357709450

No refunds after 4/16/23