Learn the Essentials of Business Law in 15 Days

Podcast-style audio course - 15 Topics & 5 CDs
Length: 6 hrs and 1 mins
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Audio Download + Subscription
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Learn the Essentials of Business Law in 15 Days

Podcast-style audio course - 15 Topics & 5 CDs
Length: 6 hrs and 1 mins
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
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Designed to outfit managers, legal professionals, entrepreneurs, and employees alike, this practical course encapsulates the essentials of navigating the law.

Like most business-savvy people, you understand how vital the law is to conducting business. Now, these 15 engaging, case-based lectures give you the practical know-how you need to be successful—and avoid costly mistakes.

An award-winning business law professor and accomplished attorney, Rachel Spooner highlights for you the fascinating nuances of agreements and contracts. To illustrate concepts that might otherwise seem dry, she draws on vivid examples that you can relate to, including The Sopranos, Weird Al parodies, and Donald Trump’s non-disclosure agreements.

You’ll begin with an orientation of business law before surveying the manifold legal issues that impact businesses and those who work in businesses. Most of us work in industries regulated by state and federal governments. But we also enter into dozens of transactions every day (like downloading an app), and those transactions, too, are often governed by the law. As you listen along, you will get a stronger grasp on the legal principles at play.

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Designed to outfit managers, legal professionals, entrepreneurs, and employees alike, this practical course encapsulates the essentials of navigating the law.

Like most business-savvy people, you understand how vital the law is to conducting business. Now, these 15 engaging, case-based lectures give you the practical know-how you need to be successful—and avoid costly mistakes.

An award-winning business law professor and accomplished attorney, Rachel Spooner highlights for you the fascinating nuances of agreements and contracts. To illustrate concepts that might otherwise seem dry, she draws on vivid examples that you can relate to, including The Sopranos, Weird Al parodies, and Donald Trump’s non-disclosure agreements.

You’ll begin with an orientation of business law before surveying the manifold legal issues that impact businesses and those who work in businesses. Most of us work in industries regulated by state and federal governments. But we also enter into dozens of transactions every day (like downloading an app), and those transactions, too, are often governed by the law. As you listen along, you will get a stronger grasp on the legal principles at play.

Convenient, fun, and intelligent, this series gives you an informative and practical introduction to contracts, torts, employment law, white-collar crime, intellectual property, securities regulation, and more. Equipped with the essential tools for understanding these topics, you will learn to anticipate and avoid legal problems while also becoming a more conscientious citizen in every aspect of your life.

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Rachel Spooner is a Senior Lecturer in the Markets, Public Policy, and Law Department of the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. She teaches Business Law, Securities Regulation, and Ethics courses for undergraduates and Executive MBA students alike. She is also the Faculty Director of the Questrom Honors Program and the Coordinator for the Business Law Concentration. In 2014, Spooner was awarded the Beckwith Award for Undergraduate Teaching, chosen by student vote as the outstanding teacher of the year. In that same year, she received the Questrom Award for Faculty Excellence in Institutional Leadership for her work in ethics.

Praise for Rachel Spooner

“Know your dos and don’ts. Business law provides an important foundation for how business should be conducted. A highly accomplished teacher whose work I have admired for years, Rachel Spooner is a great resource for anyone interested in learning the basics—and the intricacies—of business law.”
– Kenneth W. Freeman, Dean Emeritus, Boston University Questrom School of Business

“This business law course can help you stay out of trouble and use the law to your advantage. It is useful in your business career but also in your life. Rachel Spooner is one of the most popular and well-liked professors at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. She makes learning the law easy.”
– Susan S. Samuelson, Professor of Business Law, Boston University Questrom School of Business

  • How to Form a Contract
  • Special Contracts
  • Writing and Breach of Contract
  • Negligence
  • Intentional Torts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • At Will Employment, Whistleblower Law, and Privacy
  • Anti Discrimination Laws
  • Copyright Law
  • Patent and Trademark
  • Constitutional Law
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Forms of Business
  • IPO and Alternatives
  • Insider Trading

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