A study of the United States legal system, institutions and processes. Principles of the law of contracts, sales, property, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, agency and business organizations. Includes legal reasoning. 5 lecture hours. Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Prerequisite: READ 080 or instructor permission.
- Understand the fundamental principles of the American civil law system.
- Understand and apply basic rules of contract law, Uniform Commercial Code as applicable to the law of Sales, Secured Transactions and Negotiable Instruments.
- Describe the basic principles of business law subjects such as constitutional authority to regulate business; common law contracts; the Uniform Commercial Code; agency; business associations; real and personal property and business related torts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the law in terms of its historical development, judicial process and the role of law in a complex social system. Analyze fact patterns in accordance with the legal professional case analysis method.