USA: Atlanta, Georgia| Columbus, Ohio| Houston, Texas| Minnesota| New York
London (UK); Dubai
Duration: 2 Weeks
November 5 – November 16, 2012
December 3 – December 14, 2012
January 7 – January 18, 2013
February 4 – February 15, 2013
March 4 – March 15, 2013
April 8 – April 19, 2013
May 6 – May 17, 2013
June 3 - June 14, 2013
July 1 - July 12, 2013
August 5 - August 16, 2013
September 2 - September 13, 2013
October 7 - October 18, 2013
The purpose of this module is to introduce delegates to the general principles of business law and to the legal complexities, issues and problems of conducting
business on the Internet.
Technology has challenged many legal doctrines and fundamental principles upon which the law depends including such concepts as the reasonable
person, protection and jurisdiction. Thus this module attempts to explore the effect of technologies on several areas of the law with particular emphasis on legal principles and doctrines affecting
commerce on the Internet.
- Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the subject, delegates will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the legal system and legal reasoning;
- comprehend the major areas of substantive law relevant to business;
- identify, discuss and resolve legal issues relevant to business law arising out of commonly encountered fact
- identify areas of the legal system in need of change;
- anticipate and plan to avoid legal problems.
- understand the principles of the law of contract and to appreciate how relevant doctrines relating to the law of contract have
been challenged by Internet Technology;
- develop a broad appreciation of the law of tort in relation to electronic commerce.
- independently comment on the writings of the Western tradition on moral philosophy
- address a selection of common ethical dilemmas arising in business and professional life
- describe the links between ethics and political economy
- understand and improve the ethical climate in their present or future place of work.
. Indicative Content:
- Copyright, exclusive rights, subject matter of copyright, infringement, direct infringement, contributory infringement,
various liability, and trademark.
- Principles of the law of tort, negligence, negligent misstatement, equipment, malfunctions, economic loss, contractual
limitations of liability, defamation criminal liability, computer fraud, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Obscene and Indecent Transmission.
- Employment contracts: contracts of service and for services, unfair and wrongful dismissal, and redundancy remedies of
- Basic Principles of Company Law, formation and formalities, registration of shares, charges, directors and directors’
shareholdings, contractual capacity of a company, statutory books, records and returns. Computers, Ethics and Society.