Legal Environment of Business—Fall 2015
11:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Trustee Hall 215

Instructor: Tony Alvarado E-mail:
Office: Trustee Hall 315 Office phone: 512- 233-1453
Cell phone: 512- 413-9722

Office hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Trustee Hall 315
Other times by appointment; available by telephone & email

The Bill Munday School of Business Mission Statement: The Bill Munday School of Business delivers an experiential, values-based education anchored in the liberal arts and the Holy Cross traditions of learning and service. The school educates students to excel professionally in the dynamic 21st century business environment by emphasizing creative thinking, critical analysis, global collaboration, lifelong learning, adaptation to change, and ethical behavior. The School promotes relationshisp on our campus, with our global partners, and across the rich ecosystem of Austin, focusing on technology, creativity, social enterprise and emerging trends.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the legal environment. The course material will include ethical and global issues; address the influence of political, social, legal and regulatory, environmental and technological issues on business; and address the impact of ethical and public policy concerns. The course content is designed for the student entering the workforce to understand that the government regulates most aspects of a firm’s operations—for example, agency, torts, contracts, advertising, product safety, company agreements, employee relations and behavior toward competitors. The student will learn that understanding the legal rules affecting business is incomplete without unless he or she understands law’s general nature, its functions, and how judges interpret it. A strong emphasis is placed on the ethical...