Business Law Minor

The Business Law Minor is open only to College of Business Administration majors. The Business Law Minor teaches students about the complex legal issues that exist in today’s business environment and provides a solid foundation for those interested in law school.

The requirements for the Business Law Minor are BCOR 2210 (required in the Business Core) plus four additional business law (BLAW) elective courses. CBA majors may fulfill some of their major requirements with courses that also count toward the Business Law Minor. To fulfill requirements of the Business Law Minor, students must take a minimum of two distinct courses that do not fulfill their major degree requirements. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be earned in the minor.

  • All students must complete a minimum of 18 semester hours in business law courses, including:

    • BCOR 2210: Legal Environment of Business (2 semester hours)
    • Four additional courses with the prefix BLAW (16 semester hours)

    All Business Law courses must be taken in residence at LMU.

    A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for the Business Law Minor.

  • BCOR 2210: Legal Environment of Business

    2 semester hours

    A survey course on the general concepts found in Business Law. The student will be exposed to legal and regulatory terminology, corporate structures, legal responsibilities, concepts, and reasoning found when working within the business and government environment. 

    Prerequisite: BCOR 1910

    Plus four additional BLAW elective courses, chosen from the following:

    BLAW 3210: Legal Tools for Business Professionals

    4 semester hours

    This is an exciting course that will explore and give important tools to students to better navigate areas of business law. The course is perfect for students who are interested in law school and related legal professions, careers in banking, careers in accounting, and careers in business or governmental compliance. This course is a survey course of a number of different areas in the law that directly impact business. The course will go into more depth and expand on concepts learned in BCOR 2210 and introduce new, relevant, more complex areas of business law such as federal securities regulation and corporate governance, creditor’s right, bankruptcy, agency law, anti-trust, and the legal protections surrounding real and personal property and the role or impact of having professional standards.

    Prerequisite: BCOR 2210

    BLAW 3270: Marketing Law

    4 semester hours

    An upper-level elective focused on the legal and regulatory environment surrounding the activities and relationships between business and consumers. Some topics and laws addressed by the course include product safety, design and warnings, antitrust behaviors in distribution and pricing, deception and fairness standards for advertising, sales, and promotions. The course also includes a creative component and writing flag where students apply certain laws to particular marketing practices.

    Prerequisites: BCOR 2210 and BCOR 3510

    BLAW 4210: Entertainment Law

    4 semester hours

    The course provides students with practical and general business and legal knowledge that they will need if they work in film, television, and new media entities or if they operate their own entertainment business. Course will consist of a broad overview of the business of entertainment and entertainment law, including: understanding various business entities; knowledge of key legal terms in entertainment agreements; and understanding and preparation for business and legal issues found in entertainment.

    Prerequisite: BCOR 2210

    BLAW 4220: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities

    4 semester hours

    This course provides a broad overview of federal and state employment laws, administrative agency regulations, and judicial decisions that govern the management of human resources. It provides a framework for the analysis and implementation of procedures that impact the employer-employee relationship in the workplace. The course is highly interactive and surveys key legal terms and concepts critical for the employee to protect his/her rights and to understand the employer’s legal/ethical responsibilities. The course will also explore the regulations and legal/ethical duties of human resources professionals and allow for active interaction with a variety of human resource professionals. Key topics covered will include the rules for proper advertising, screening, interviewing, and hiring of applicants; an analysis of the procedures that shape the training, promotion, discipline, and termination of employees; grievance handling, anti-discrimination laws, employee rights, health and safety regulations leaves of absence, harassment prevention, regulatory compliance, and administrative adjudication of claims.

    Prerequisite: BCOR 2210

    BLAW 4230: Sports Law

    4 semester hours

    Sports Law is a practical course that focuses on the nature, formation, and application of traditional legal concepts in relation to sports as a business and social entity. This upper division elective provides a comprehensive introduction to the different dimensions of the legal environment and their influence on the business of sports.

    Prerequisite: BCOR 2210

    BLAW 4240: Real Estate Law

    4 semester hours

    A study of the legal aspects involved in real estate ventures. This course will explore the nature of property and land transactions, management based on current law code, and existing case law. This course provides an excellent legal foundation for students with an interest in future property ownership.

    Prerequisite: BCOR 2210

    BLAW 4250: International Law

    4 semester hours

    This course provides an excellent legal foundation for the international operation of businesses. Students will address balancing the legal interests of domestic and international parties and will explore the applicable legal guidelines and case history. 

    Prerequisites: BCOR 2210 and BCOR 3860

    BLAW 4260: Law for the Entrepreneur

    4 semester hours

    This course addresses the legal aspects of entrepreneurship and creating new ventures. Entrepreneurs face many challenges as they purpose a new business idea and may not have the funding or resources to immediately seek legal counsel. With the right legal tools, they can learn to identify potential legal issues and take steps that provide significant legal protections and avoid future liability. Students will learn to recognize potential legal issues through case studies and when to hire attorneys and how to effectively work with attorneys to resolve these issues. In addition to discussing applicable legal rules, the course will focus on practical steps entrepreneurs can take to build and protect a new venture or small business. The goal of the course will be for students to have a better understanding of practical ways they can protect a new venture or small business and spot potential issues from a business-legal perspective. The course is designed for entrepreneurs and any student interested in learning about the legal aspects of entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisite: BCOR 2210

    BLAW 4270: Integration of Law, Ethics, and Spirituality

    4 semester hours

    An upper division survey course dealing with many current legal issues connected to ethics and spirituality. In effect, the goal is to develop a deeper appreciation regarding the effective interrelationship between law, ethics, and spirituality when dealing with complex issues. In order to develop one’s ability to apply the tools of ethics, law, and spirituality, specific cases and situations in the employment law venue will be utilized. Moreover, an interfaith gloss on ethics and spirituality will be provided by hearing a few key scholars from some of the following religious traditions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism, Judaism, and Protestantism. This interfaith gloss will allow for additional important concepts to enter into our classroom discussions. Simply put, this is a highly creative, interactive, and exciting offering.

    Prerequisite: BCOR 2210

    BLAW 4298: White Collar Crime

    4 semester hours

    This course explores lawbreaking acts commonly known as white collar crimes. Using statutes, case law and procedures, students delve into bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, racketeering, perjury, and more. Students are introduced to procedural aspects such as search and seizure and grand jury investigations.

    BLAW 4299: Independent Studies

    1-4 semester hours


Declaring the Minor

Students interested in the Business Law Minor can declare the minor by submitting a Change of Program form on the Registrar’s page.


Sona Gala, J.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Law