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ERIC Number: EJ904997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
A Survey of Business Alumni: Evidence of the Continuing Need for Law Courses in Business Curricula
Tanner, John; Keaty, Anne; Major, Christopher
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v21 n2 p203-224 Dec 2004
For decades, faculty in colleges of business who teach various legal courses to business students (hereinafter referred to as legal studies faculty) have been advocates of the need for such law courses in the curricula of their business students. The purpose of this article is to continue the effort to reaffirm business students' need for exposure to the law in their curricula by reporting the results of a survey of almost one thousand alumni of one university's college of business. The respondents in the survey reported here were asked to provide demographic information about themselves, and to rank their perceptions of the usefulness of their business law courses in general, as well as to rate specific business law topics in terms of perceived usefulness and frequency of use and application (encounter). The results of this survey indicate that these business alumni value business law as highly as any of their other courses, and that they are able to use their knowledge from these courses, noting that they frequently encounter the law they were taught as part of a business curriculum. Before presenting the remainder of the results from the survey, this article reviews the history of law in the business curriculum, as well as the previous survey work and existing literature and schools of thought on the content and role of business law in business school curricula. (Contains 4 tables and 44 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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