Knowing the law empowers action. No matter where one is in their career, developing an understanding of law enables one to be a more effective businessperson and helps avoid costly mistakes in making business decisions.
Informed decision-making requires knowledge of the foundations of American and international legal systems, including contract law, property law, business formation, and many other areas. Discover the answers to these questions and more.
- What is the best type of legal entity to set up your business? A corporation? An LLC?
- Does your choice affect your personal liability, taxes, ability to raise capital, or go public?
- What happens if your contract is not fulfilled?
- How do you protect your property?
- How do you engage with international trade?
- What are the latest rules on intellectual property and privacy?
- What does it mean to be sustainable?
- Can you do your duty to shareholders, employees, customers, and the community at the same time? If not, who should come first?
- Should you monitor your employees’ emails? What about their lifestyles?
- How do we decide when goals collide?
Leaders have faced these questions and more for decades. By studying ethical theories and approaches to decision making, combined with case studies, our Law & Ethics curriculum allows you to develop as an ethical leader.
Current Areas of Research
- International trade and commerce
- International commercial activities and human rights
- Intellectual property, data privacy, and security
- Law and ethics of AI
- Technology disruption
- Tax avoidance, sustainability, and whistleblowers