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Business Law

Business law plays a pivotal role in shaping the dynamics of the corporate world. The Business Law major reflects Bentley's legacy of innovation and leadership, addressing a longstanding challenge of bridging the gap between business and legal professionals. More than just a precursor to law school, this major is designed to empower students with a strategic grasp of how law intersects with business and society. It equips them to engage effectively in conversations with both business professionals and attorneys, fostering a unique ability to serve as a bridge between these distinct realms. 

Students can tailor their focus within the major, choosing between a general Business Law path for flexibility or delving into specific concentrations such as health care, financial services, social justice, business perspective, or new ventures. 

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Customize Your Degree

With Bentley’s curriculum opportunities to double major, students can combine complementary fields of study. The Business Law major complements studies in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Management, as well as Natural and Applied Sciences, Global Studies, Philosophy, and other disciplines. Students may choose a general Business Law Major for maximum flexibility in their course choices or focus their study in one of three areas: Health Care, Financial Services, Social Justice, Business Perspective or New Ventures. 

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Environmental Law (LA 102)

This course discusses the origins, history and trends that have evolved in environmental law. It explores the basic legal and ethical issues related to environmental law with major emphasis on how these issues, and the applicable laws, past and present, impact the business and personal environments. Environmental Justice is emphasized to address the inequity of environmental protection in communities that have often been overlooked. The course seeks to put into perspective the extent of the impact environmental laws have on society and business as the attempt to protect and preserve the environment from the effects of global warming and other threats continues to be a major concern to life as we know it.

Fixing the Cost of Health Care

Assistant Professor of Economics Ben Chartock writes an op-ed asserting we need legislation that requires price transparency in health care or consumers might suffer. 

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The Importance of Free Speech

Harvey Silverglate, free speech advocate and co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, came to Bentley to discuss how free speech distinguishes the United States from other nations.

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