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Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Sciences

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APS 6315

About This Course

In this course you will learn how to:

  • identify potential legal and ethical noncompliance before they become scandals.
  • develop a methodology to evaluate and resolve legal and ethical noncompliance in the real world.
  • identify the most appropriate stakeholders to evaluate and resolve the potential noncompliance.
  • develop and execute a communications plan to manage the negative consequences of a legal or ethical noncompliance.


Shirley Boyd
Shirley Boyd

JD, Harvard Law School; BA, psychology, University of Minnesota

Shirley Boyd has over 36 years of business and legal experience working at Cargill, Inc. which has provided her with deep experience and a broad perspective on legal and ethical compliance issues. When she retired from Cargill in 2018, she was a vice-president, associate general counsel for Cargill Law; group lead lawyer for the Edible Oil Solutions business group, group lead lawyer for the Bioindustrial group, and lead lawyer for Global Business Operations and Supply Chain. Shirley was also the lead of the Food Law team and Law Employee Safety team, a member of Cargill Law’s Global Leadership team, and the Executive Sponsor for the company's Pride Network.

  • APS 6315 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Sciences