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Madison Metropolitan School District

Law & Ethics


What can you do if you’ve been tricked into a poor contract? Where would you take your lawsuit? How high up the court structure can your case go? Learn answers to these and other legal questions pertaining to both personal and business law applications. This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic legal principles relevant to your roles as citizens, consumers, and employees. Content includes the origin of law, criminal and civil law, the court system, business ethics, basic elements of contracts, intellectual property, consumer laws, employer-employee relations, and environmental law. Emphasis throughout the course will be given to application of basic principles of law to everyday situations through case studies, possible field trips, and class discussion. You will also undertake a “mock trial” experience which provides firsthand experience in a courtroom atmosphere.

  • Recommended Grades: 10-12
  • Course Number: BUS3015
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Sequence Map: Entrepreneurship/Management, Finance/Accounting, Marketing
  • Note: Elective