MG 261 Business Law II
S2J 2006 IN
Bachelor of Arts, SMSUJuris Doctor, UMKC
Park University, Independence
before and after class and by appointment
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Clarkson, et. al, West's Business Law, 10th edition, ISBN 0-324-30390-4
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Course Description: A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, and negotiable instruments; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. Prerequisite: MG260 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: To provide students with a basic understanding of the American legal system and general legal principles that have relevance to the organization and operation of business.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the material in class as well as participate in small group case problems. Evaluation of student progress will be by a midterm and final examination.
Grading: The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Class Participation: 100 points
Midterm Examination: 200 points
Final Examination: 200 points
The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
299 and below F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Makeup examinations will only be allowed under emergency circumstances.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.
If you miss a class, try to borrow notes from a classmate because most of the exam questions will be based on lectures.
A brief caveat: I think you will enjoy this class, and certainly you will obtain a basic understanding of some legal issues and concepts. However, this class will not make you lawyers. If you encounter a legal problem, contact legal counsel who can properly advise you. Lawyers spend three years of intensive studying to obtain just a minimal level of competency to practice law. (The contracts course alone takes two semesters of three credit hours each.) We will cover many areas of the law in only a semester; it is therefore impossible for you to achieve the depth of understanding required to adequately analyze or reach a conclusion on a legal issue. Do not assume that you will become competent enough to solve a legal problem after completing this class.
March 14, 2006
Chs. 31 and 32
March 21, 2006
Chs. 35, 36, 37
March 28, 2006
Chs. 38, 39, 40
April 4, 2006
Chs. 24, 25
April 11, 2006
Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Consumer Law
Chs. 4, 43, 44
April 18, 2006
Environmental Law, Antitrust, Securities Regulation
Chs. 41, 45, 46
April 25, 2006
Employment Law, International and Comparative Law
Chs. 33, 34, 52
May 2, 2006
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .