Bus 405 - Business Law (Droit des Affaires)

Term: Summer A:  June 6th – July 2nd 2016 / Summer B: July 4th – July 30th 2016
(ØApplication before may 20th 2016)
Professor: According to the latest Update
Total Contact Hours: 50 hours 

Course Description

This course reviews important principles found in business law. These principles include details on sole proprietorship, general partnerships & incorporations. It explains principles of business and also covers topics such as legal requirements, legal recommendations, financial status;;;


  • Participation : 20 %
  • Midterm : 40 %
  • Final Exam : 40%
  • Total : 100 %

Business Law - ECTS


One midterm exam and one final are schedule for the semester. The final exam is cumulative. Exams could be a combination of multiple-choices, true-false, matching, ordering, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer.

Course Schedule

The course has 25 class sessions in total. All sessions are 2 hours in length.

  • Class 1 • Class 2: History of American Law : Origins of American law – developments  following the American Revolution.
  • Class 3  • Class 4:  American Legal Systems : Structure and jurisdiction of federal and state court system. Differences between civil law, criminal law, private law, substantive law and procedural law.
  • Class 5  •Class 6: Legal Procedure : See what happens during a lawsuit, including pretrial pleadings, defendant's motions, jury selection and the appeals process. Discover the constitutional requirements of a criminal trial.
  • Class 7 • to • Class 10:  Contract Law Basics – Capacity in Contract Law : Basic of contract terms. Parties to a contract, contract termination and types of contracts. Discover legal capacity as it relates to contracts with minors, intoxicated persons and the mentally ill.

Mid Term Exam

  • Class 11 to • Class 16 : Security & Anti-trust law : Discover concepts related to this area of law, such as remedies for registration violations, insider trading and the Sherman Act.
  • Class 17 to • Class 20: Employment and Labor Law : Learn about laws regulating minimum wage, child labor, family and medical leave, workers compensation, social security, retirement benefits, workplace safety, collective bargaining and wrongful termination
  • Class 20 to • Class 22: Product Liability and Consumer Protection : Define product liability and consumer protection. Learn about defective product liability in addition to credit protection, privacy protection and unfair competition laws.
  • Class 22 to • Class 23: International Business Law : International business treaties and trade regulations – protection of US Market.
  • Class 23 to • Class 25: Types of Business Organizations : Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of sole-proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and corporations. Study a corporation's board member and shareholder roles, tax structure and liability.

Final Exam

Study cases based on real companies’ experiences will be proposed all along classes.