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Course Description and Learning Objectives

Every business decision has legal overtones and most business will be involved in some sort of legal action at some point in their progression. The goal of this course is to discuss issues faced by emerging businesses against the background of what the law can and cannot do. As each semester some new scandal or issue makes the press, we will use current events as a springboard for the topics covered in this course, and I invite you to bring your personal experiences into the classroom discussion.

Course Requirements and Classroom Approach

The class will be run as an interactive lecture. It is absolutely essential that all required readings are completed prior to class. We will have some flexibility (within reason) to tailor this class to real life experiences each of you may encounter or to certain areas that are of particular interest to this class.

There is a lot of reading – I strongly recommend you take notes. Attendance is absolutely essential (and is 25% of your grade). We have a lot to cover and a short time to cover it. While the textbook is the primary source, there are supplemental readings and topics that will come up in class, including current events, which may well find their way into an exam. If you cannot attend, it is your obligation to ensure that you borrow someone’s notes so that you do not miss anything.

Blackboard, e-mail and Lexis/Nexis

Supplemental readings will usually be posted on Blackboard and I will also e-mail if there are new postings. Some cases will be accessible through Lexis/Nexis which is available through the Babson Library website. I will navigate you through that website during the class.

You will note that I have two e-mail addresses listed above: my Babson e-mail and my “work” e-mail. I check my “work” e-mail constantly. I try to check the…...

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