In order to successfully navigate legal issues that arise in your business, you need to familiarize yourself with the way a lawyer would perceive the challenges you might face. This course will introduce you to basic legal language and concepts that will allow you to approach your business conflicts with a legal mind. You will analyze case studies and participate in discussions where you will practice using legal thinking. You will complete a course project where you will have an opportunity to navigate legal ambiguity, find the best way to communicate with legal counsel, and assess the costs and benefits of pursuing a legal option.

Before you decide to pursue the legal option to resolve your business challenge, it is important to familiarize yourself with the sources and enforcement mechanisms of law that are most likely to affect your situation. In this course, you will explore the specific functions of different bodies of law and discover how to harness them by planning a legal compliance strategy. You will also examine the court structure to help you decide which legal authorities would serve you best in resolving your business conflicts. Finally, you will analyze the risks and strategies for foreign business by taking into consideration foreign legal systems and their unique mechanisms.

It is recommended to only take this course if you have completed “Thinking Like a Lawyer” or have equivalent experience.

When turning to litigation as a means to resolve business conflicts, you should be aware of the advantages and risks that the litigation process entails. In this course, you will acquire tools that will help you decide whether you should follow the litigative route and examine how to gain the most out of the process. Based on your specific issue, you will discover how to identify the most appropriate court for your litigation process. You will practice how to evaluate the comprehensive cost of litigation and study tactics that help you decide whether to appeal a court decision. In addition, you will explore potential circumstances where litigation is not the most effective option and consider other alternatives.

It is recommended to only take this course if you have completed “Thinking Like a Lawyer” and “Sources of Law” or have equivalent experience.

Your business interests might be in conflict with judicial power and regulation. This course will focus on navigating circumstances where the law limits your interests. You will explore ways to apply legal tools to challenge judicial enforcement that limits your interests. You will also identify the best legal forum in which to follow your judicial challenge. You will practice applying constitutional protections against regulations. By the end of this course, you will be able to analyze a case that highlights the economic consequences of limiting freedom of speech.

It is recommended to only take this course if you have completed “Thinking Like a Lawyer,” “Sources of Law,” and “Litigation,” or have equivalent experience.

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