The authors of this essay by Lawrence Lessig are less than impressed with the business world and what it’s all about. They point out how some people in the business world seem to treat the entire process of business law with such indifference that they don’t even bother to have a law office, and in fact can’t remember the last time they had a business lawyer. And yet, as they note, this attitude towards business law could lead to a disaster, such as bankruptcy.
In their view, business law is more important than ever, and we can all be better lawyers because of the way we approach the law of business. For instance, we may want to help small businesses. But we should not be so complacent that we overlook the importance of corporate law. Because the structure of corporations and their relationships with their shareholders are complex, business law needs to be kept up-to-date.
Because of this, students are encouraged to understand these complexities in their classes, and to learn as much as possible about them. In addition to helping them understand and practice law, they should be able to read important court cases, and be able to apply and review information that they learn in their classes. They should also be able to write about their own legal experiences and knowledge so that they can share what they know.
As they say, this is a class on Law, and we are expected to learn everything there is about law. Students are expected to go beyond what they learn in classes, and apply the knowledge to real life situations.
Students are also taught how to think critically about business law and corporate finance. This is especially valuable for students who plan to be corporate litigators. They need to be able to apply their knowledge to a specific situation and to have a good understanding of how corporate law works.
In this class, students learn about the most important issues in the business world including corporate governance, commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, labor law, and intellectual property law. Students will learn about corporate finance, and accounting and auditing. from a business point of view, and from a legal point of view.
There’s a lot to learn from this class, and it does include a certain amount of law. If you’re looking for a good refresher for your undergraduate studies in business, or law, it might be a good choice for you.
Students must make their own decision about which class to take. There are some wonderful ones on offer and some that aren’t.
The best course for getting a basic understanding of business law, in general, might not be the best class to take if you plan to become a corporate litigator. You may be better served by taking a course like Accounting Law, Legal Studies, or Private Securities Litigation. This is a more practical course that can lead to practical skills, not just theory.
By spending some time in classes like Accounting Law, Legal Studies or Private Securities Litigation, you’ll have an understanding of the real life experience that a lawyer will face. and gain real skills to become an effective litigator.
So, how do you find a good Business Law class? Here are a few pointers:
Online classes. There are a number of great online classes that cover a wide range of topics that will allow you to get a good grounding in the laws that govern business. Many classes even have sections where you can ask questions and have professors answer them.
Local College. Many local colleges offer courses that cover business law. You can usually get a lot out of an evening class, or weekend study program, or a semester long course.