Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Study Guide to West's Business Law, Ninth Edition; Cases and Materials on Contracts, Farnsworth, Young and Jones (Foundation Press 1992); Criminal Law, Substantive Criminal Law In It's Procedural Context, Johnson (West Publishing); Cases and Materials Constitutional Law, Gunther (Foundation Press); Civil Procedure Cases and Materials, Karlen, Meisenholder,Stevens and Vestal (West Publishing); Business Planning: Materials on the Planning of Corporate Transactions, Herwitz (Foundation Press)
http://www.swlearning.com/blaw/bus-law.htmlhttp://www.infoctr.edu/fwl/Course Description: A continuation of the study of contracts, agency, employment, negotiable instruments and business organizations; comparison of social responsibility and legal aspects of selected issues. Prerequisite: Business La w I MG260 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's philosophy is one of interactiveness based on discussion, debate, lectures, written examinations and presentation of a research project. The facilitator will engage each learner in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions in the law as expressed in selected Court decisions found in the text book and related hypothetical situations.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course , the student should be able to:
1. Define the relationship between the American legal system and business.
2. Explain the case law/hypothetical example format.
3. Discuss legal issues within the relevant format.
4. Arrive at rules of law and formulate those decisions in essay form.
Additionally, the student, after this class, will be able to identify, analyze, interpret, discuss, evaluate, explain, respond to and assert their rights in potential legal problems arising in everyday transactions.
Course Assessment: There will be three (3) written examinations consisting of twenty five (25) true-false questions and twenty five (25) multiple choice questions, each having a value of two (2) points. Additionally, there will be a research problem, paper on that problem and presentation to the class.
Grading: Each written examination will have one hundred (100)points and the research project will have a total of one hundred (100) points, for a total of four hundred (400) points. Additionally, one (1) extra credit assignment will be offered. All extra credit assignments must be completed to the satisfaction ofthe facilitator and must be handed in prior to the end of the semester. You will be graded on your performance on the three examinations, plus the research project and the optional assignment. Your score will be combined and divided by four. Your score may be adjusted based on your attendance and class participation, but not by more than ten (10) points. Letter grades are based on the following: A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, D=69-60, F59 and below.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: As the law is a complex subject, your attendance and classroom participation is critical if you are todo well in this class. You should be aware that given the amount of material and the pace of this class, missing even one lecture period is significant. Lecture material is not repeated and it is your responsibility to make up any work. You are expected to read and brief all cases in the assigned chapters prior to class and be prepared to discuss them. Your attendance and participation may be used to positively or negatively impact your final grade, but not by more than ten (10) points as set forth above.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 24 October 2005 Introduction, Chap. 31
26 Chaps. 32 and 33
31 Chaps. 34 and 35
2 November Chaps. 36 and 37
7 Project Assignments at UA Law Library
9 Test I
14 Chaps. 38 and 39
16 Chaps. 41 and 43
21 Chaps. 44 and 45
23 Chaps. 46 and 47
28 Project Paper Due and Presentation 30 Test II
5 December Chaps. 48 and 49
7 Chaps. 50 and 51
12 Chaps. 52 and 53
14 Test III
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:
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