U.S. Business Law

Welcome to the U.S. Business Law course at New World University.

In this course you’ll explore the exciting world of business law. This course begins by removing some of the topical areas typically found in a legal environment course. Of the topical areas of focus, the presentation of material has been condensed and streamlined to ensure it is relevant, engaging, and interesting to you. An emphasis on application of the concepts presented to real-life experiences is also included.

This course relies with our gratitude on the first edition of The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business by Terence Lau and Lisa Johnson, and as such its long form readings are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

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Introduction to Law

The U.S. Court System


Alternative Dispute Resolution

The U.S. Constitution



The Property System

Intellectual Property

Criminal Law

Business Organisations

Employment Discrimination

Business in the Global Legal Environment

Appendix: International Business Law Resources