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Legal Environment - Alumni


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Full course description




2 Hours 





This course is available to ASU Alumni at a discount.

What you'll learn:

Businesses everywhere have to be aware of the legal system. Think about it. If someone slips in a supermarket. If a home contractor breaks an expensive item in someone’s house. Why do doctors need malpractice insurance? It all has to do with the legal environment.

In this course, we will discuss how our legal system shapes the business environment. We will explore how legal situations, small and large, impact business of all sizes.

Note: This course is not facilitated by an instructor, therefore no one is monitoring activity in the course. If you have a question or need help as you progress, please refer to the help section within the course.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the meaning and purpose of law
  2. Differentiate between statutory and common law
  3. Define tort law, and explain the role of product liability in tort law
  4. Explain the purpose and characteristics of intellectual property law
  5. Describe warranties
  6. List and describe the elements of a legally enforceable contract, and explain the consequences of breach of contract
  7. Summarize consumer protection and antitrust laws

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone in business or any field who is looking to learn the importance of companies having legal protection and what happens if they don’t.

What you'll receive:

A Certificate of Completion


Meet the instructor

Kenneth J. Willmott, JD, CPA

Kenneth J. Willmott, JD, CPA is an Instructor in the department of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies. Ken is an experienced lawyer, accountant and business owner as well as a teacher. When not teaching students and business professionals, he enjoys traveling with his wife and exploring nature on his mountain bike.