Business Law Services

Business Law addresses statutes and regulations affecting businesses, families, and individuals in their related roles. A knowledge of business law is useful for all students, because all students eventually assume roles as citizens, workers, and consumers in their communities and in society at large.

Businesses operate in an increasingly global environment where the laws of different governments and judicial systems might conflict. Thus, business students must include in their academic preparation a basic knowledge of the legal system and how business law impacts commerce in their own country and abroad (i.e., the impact of globalization). They must also understand that state, territory, province, or federal law must sometimes work in conjunction with international law.

Each component of the business law standards therefore includes performance expectations related to the laws of different countries. The standards also challenge students to distinguish unethical from illegal behavior and to understand the rising importance of social responsibility as an important aspect of corporations and organizations as global citizens.