Teacher: Ms. Cecelia Johnson
School: Westlake High School
Address: 2400 Union Road SW ? Atlanta, GA ? 30331
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: westlakehs.org/cjohnson
Prerequisites: Business Essentials
Credit: One Carnegie Unit
This course is designed to develop all students’ basic knowledge of our legal system and how business law impacts commerce
domestically and internationally. The areas of study will include sources of the law and structure of the court system; ethics and the law; procedural law and substantive law; contract law, law of sales and consumer law; agency law and employment law; personal property and real property; commercial paper, insurance, secured transactions and bankruptcy; wills and trusts; impact of technology; and environmental law and energy regulation.
Pathway: Small Business Development
thTEXTBOOK: Law for Business and Personal Use 17 Ed, Thomson–Southwestern Learning, 2006 thLaw for Business and Personal Use Workbook 17 Ed, Thomson–Southwestern Learning, 2006
Replacement Cost: $55.75-Textbook $16.50 -Workbook
Units Objectives Pacing Procedural Law and ? Analyze the relationship between ethics and the law and describe sources of the 10 Days Substantive Law law, the structure of the court system, different classifications of procedural law,
and different classifications of substantive law.
Contract Law of Sales and ? Analyze the relationships between contract law, law of sales, and consumer law. 25 Days Consumer Law
Source of Law and Structure of ? Explain the legal rules that apply to marriage, divorce, and child custody. 14 Days the Court System
Ethics and the Law ? Explain the relationship between ethics and law. 15 Days Agency Law and Employment ? Analyze the role and importance of agency law and employment law as they 40 Days Law relate to the conduct of business in the national and international marketplaces. Personal Property and Real ? Explain the legal rules that apply to personal property and real property. 10 Days Property
Commercial Paper, Insurance, ? Analyze the functions of commercial paper, insurance, secured transactions, and 25 Days Secured Transaction and bankruptcy.
Wills and Trusts ? Determine the appropriateness of wills and trusts in estate planning. 15 Days Impact on Technology ? Explain how advances in computer technology impact such areas as property law, 7 Days
contract law, criminal law, and international law.
Environmental Law and ? Explain the legal rules that apply to the environment and energy regulation. 14 Days Emergency Regulation
Professional and Leadership ? Describe the major types of business organizations operating within the 5 Days
socioeconomic arena of the national and international marketplace.
Instructional Class lecture/discussion/demonstration, audio-visual aids, individualized instruction, guest
Methodologies: speakers, field trips by grade level (if applicable).
Parent/Teacher Communication with parents about academic progress, behavior and attendance will be handled
Communication: via progress reports, e-mail, phone contact, conference, or a combination of these methods. Please visit the
school to register for Parent Connect to check on your child’s progress via the Internet.
Career Opportunities: Court Reporter, Attorney, Judge, Police Officer, Paralegal, Legal Assistant
Tech Prep Articulation:
Daily Work 30% 100-90 A Grading Evaluation: Grading Scale: Test/Quizzes 25% 89-80 B Performance Assessments 10% 79-70 C
Work Ethic/Class Participation 5% Below 70 F
Homework 10% Final Exam 15%
Key Train 5%
Legal Environment in Business (06.41500)
Syllabus Signature Sheet
Student Name _____________________________________________
I have read this course syllabus, classroom management expectations, computer labatory agreement and the Internet policy and I understand all information presented. In the event that I have questions, I will contact the teacher.
Student Signature Date
NOTE: I reserve the right to make changes or additions to this document as the need arises. You will receive any changes or
additions in the form of an addendum sheet.
To earn a grade of 100 for your child, please complete the following:
1. Please send the following message to me via an e-mail account that you check daily.
Your message should be sent to the following address: email@example.com
2. The subject line should include your child’s name and the period that I teach him/her. stExample: Countess Bullock (1 Period)
3. Please type the message below and complete all of the information.
I am the parent/guardian of ___________________________. I will check this e-mail account daily for information
concerning my child and his/her progress in Legal Environment in Business. I understand that all e-mail messages
will be documented as official parent contacts. I have also read and reviewed with my child the course syllabus,
classroom management expectations, Computer Lab Agreement and the Internet policy. We both understand the
consequences if my child violates any of the established classroom rules.
My home phone number is: ( ) ____________-__________________
My work phone number is: ( )____________-__________________
My cell phone number is: ( )____________-__________________
4. A reply from me will be confirmation that I received your e-mail and your child has received
the Extra-Credit points.
5. Please feel free to contact me at the e-mail address above, anytime during the school year.
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6. If you do not have an e-mail account, please complete (print) the above information and
have your child return this sheet to me.
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