District Syllabus
PLA2433
Business Organizations


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: PLA1003 The Legal Profession
Corequisites: PLA1104 Legal Research And Writing I And
PLA1273 Torts I
Catalog Description: A study of the law of business organizations together with its application in the related fields of agency and vicarious liability.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Bouchoux. Business Organizations for Paralegals, 6 ed., Aspen, 2012. ISBN: 9781454838371
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Determine the existence of a partnership or association from case study analysis and the potential liability implications.
  2. Describe the typical forms of business organization and the potential for liability within the organization.
  3. State the legal source for the description of various forms of business organizations.
  4. Explain the organizational nature of a corporation.
Course Learning Outcomes:
To achieve these learning outcomes, the following will be performed:
  1. Explain the steps for incorporation.
  2. Discuss the principles of vicarious liability found in case study analysis.
  3. Discuss the principles of determining the vicarious liability for principals and agents from their respective acts described in case study analysis.
  4. Determine the desirability for specializing in the commercial law area.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the polices of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.