Eastern Michigan University
LAW 293-Legal Environment of Business
Dr. Henry J. Hastings
This seminar course presents the American legal system and the judicial process in not only a business context, but in a political and personal context as well. While a good understanding of business law and the legal environment is essential, it is not enough. Understanding how one should act in his or her dealings is equally important, if not more important! The law only sets the minimum standard for acceptable business and personal behavior. An ethical (moral) code of conduct normally informs our actions, and to be successful, a person must be responsive to the moral dimension. There is a general harmony between law and ethics, but that is not always the case. Too often you will discover that compliance with just the law and not the relevant ethical codes of conduct can be a recipe for failure, both personally and professionally.