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 03, 2024 to Jun 12, 2024
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $685.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Reading List / Textbook



Section Notes

Steps to Enroll

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Late Registrations Notice: 

Self-enrollment will be available until 11:59 PM 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 11:59 pm).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) assigned by the instructor.  The instructor will provide details to the class prior to the course start date. Textbooks can be purchased from the vendor of your choice.

Business Law Today, The Essentials: Text and Summarized Cases | 13th Edition
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 9780357709450

No refunds after 04/14/24
A minimum $40 non-refundable administrative fee per course is charged for all drops. See the full Drop Policy here.