Business Law

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Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Paralegal Studies .

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About this Course


While part of the practice of business law involves dispute resolution and litigation, a majority of the work deals with preparation of materials that enable business transactions. Learning the essential elements of this area of the law is an important aspect of paralegal training.

In this course, you’ll examine these topics in the role of an advisor to business clients. We’ll cover matters such as advising clients on the optimal form of business ownership, handling the transfer of ownership of real property, and helping clients understand the myriad employment laws and how they apply to their businesses.

What You’ll Learn

  • The process and forms used in the purchase and sale of real estate, the principles of how such transactions are financed, and the impact of foreclosure
  • Key state and federal laws governing the employment relationship
  • Various types of negotiable instruments, their differences, and the liabilities that flow from them
  • Major ways that international agreements affect the conduct of U.S. businesses
  • How marks, patents, and copyrights protect business investment 

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. The number of courses offered each quarter varies depending on how many quarters the program covers. See below for details.