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Sherri B. Moore

Associate Professor of Commerce, General Faculty
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
COMM 3410: Commercial Law I
Credits: 3
Introduces the American legal system, emphasizing contracts, torts, agency, corporations, and partnerships. May be taken prior to enrollment in the McIntire School.
COMM 3420: Commercial Law II
Credits: 3
Further introduces the American legal system, emphasizing debtor-creditor law, bankruptcy, product liability, and sale of goods, property, and commercial paper. Prerequisite: COMM 3410.
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
COMM 4529: Global Commerce Immersion: Topics in Information Technology
Credits: 3
Global Commerce courses that count in the Information Technology concentration.
COMM 4589: Global Commerce Immersion: General Topics
Credits: 3
Global Commerce courses that do not count in any concentration.
COMM 4993: Independent Study in Commerce
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under the supervision of a Commerce instructor. A project directly related to business must be submitted to, and approved by, the supervising instructor prior to the Commerce School add date. Students may take COMM 4993 only once. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Commerce standing.
COMM 4995: Commerce Undergraduate Research
Credits: 3
Independent research under the supervision of a Commerce instructor: A research project directly related to business must be submitted to, and approved by, the supervising instructor and complet an approval process designated by the Associate Dean for the B.S. in Commerce degree prior to the Commerce School add date. Students may take Comm 4995 only once. Prerequisite: Fourth Year Commerce standing and a cumulative GPA at or above 3.4.
GCOM 7480: Legal Liability and the Regulation of Accountants
Credits: 2
Today's CPA must have a working familiarity with a number of areas of business law to properly advise clients and to protect their own interests as a practitioner. This course is designed to meet both objectives. The course is broken into six main parts: (1) business entities; (2) civil liability and unfair competition in business; (3) intellectual property; (4) employment law; (5) contracts; and (6) bankruptcy law for businesses.
GCOM 7500: Special Topics in Accounting
Credits: 3
Presents the opportunity to examine new and emerging Accounting topics or study a related area in greater depth than is covered in other courses. Prerequisite: Graduate Commerce.
GBUS 8280: Introduction to Business Law
Credits: 2
This course introduces students to selected areas of business law of particular relevance to general managers and their financial advisers, excluding tax law. The focus is less on the substance of particular legal rules, for which managers rely on their legal advisers, and more on the basic tools of legal analysis. This knowledge adds value in two respects. First, it facilitates communication with lawyers and understanding the advice they provide. Second, it demonstrates a way of analyzing problems that is different from, but complementary to, those taught in core business courses. The course begins with an overview of the foundational topics of the American legal system: the law of contracts, property, and torts. It then moves to substantive areas that managers routinely encounter, such as corporate governance, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and antitrust. The course examines the structure of the court systems and legal profession in the United States and provides some comparative analysis of other legal systems. Students learn to read and understand basic primary legal materials and recognize standard analytical techniques.