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MG 261 Business Law II
Hillman, Kevin S.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG 261 Business Law II

Semester

S2OO 2006 WO

Faculty

Hillman, Kevin S.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., Centre College
J.D., University of Cincinnati

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

573-336-0788

Other Phone

573-774-6934

E-Mail

Kevin.Hillman@park.edu

kevinshillman@hotmail.com

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM

Prerequisites

MG 260, Business Law I

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Mallor, Jane, Barnes, A. James, Bowers, Thomas, and Langvardt, Arlen. Business Law: The Ethical, Global ,and E Commerce Environment. (12th edition) New York, New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004.

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:
The class will consist of a mixture of readings, classroom lecture, and interactive DVD case studies to develop the student's understanding of the materials and relate how the law applies to both the business environment and the student's every life.  Students should be prepared to discuss the readings and add their insight and opinions to create lively and informative classroom discussion.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  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.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
In order to assess a student's understanding of the legal concepts covered in this class, the following will be used:  Two quizzes, a midterm examination, a final examination, and classroom participation.

Grading:
Quizzes 20%
Midterm 35%
Final 40%
Class Participation 05%

90  to  100%         A
80  to  89%          B
70  to  79%          C
60  to  69%          D
59% and below     F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept assignments late without prior permission.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.  If you are going to, or think that you may submit an assignment late, you need to discuss this with the instructor as soon as possible.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A. Attendance: Students are expected to attend each class meeting and be prepared.  If a student is unable to attend a class, the student must contact the instructor prior to the class. The student is responsible for making up all assignments and work from any missed class.  If a student is having any problems during the class, they should contact the instructor immediately for assistance and guidance.
B. Make-Up Examinations and Quizzes: If a student must miss a quiz, the mid-term, or the final examination, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor or Park University prior to the scheduled examination.  Arrangements will be made so that the quiz or examination can be made available in the Park University office.  All make-up quizzed and examinations should be made up prior to the next scheduled class.  Failure to notify the instructor prior to missing a quiz or examination may result in the loss of points or a zero.
C. Extra Credit: Students are offered the opportunity to obtain extra credit in this class by writing a three to five page paper about a Federal court case of their choice which pertains to the topics studied in this course.  The student is able to earn up to ten extra points onto their final examination if they choose to complete this assignment.  If you wish to take this opportunity, you should decide on a court case and inform the instructor of your decision prior to the fourth class.  The instructor reserves the right to tell the student that he or she must choose another case because the chosen case is either inapplicable or has already been selected by another student.  Students participating in this extra credit opportunity must then submit a brief (one - two) page typed outline to the instructor by the fifth class.  The final typed paper is due at the beginning of the last class.  This paper should be typed in 11 point, Times New Roman font.  It should be double-spaced.  The instructor will not accept late papers.  If you are having difficulty obtaining a case or you need assistance in order to complete this paper, please discuss your difficulties with the instructor and I will be happy to assist in any way I can.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week One
Crimes and Torts
Crimes
Read Ch. 5
Intentional torts, Negligence, and Strict Liability Read Ch. 6 & 7
Intellectual Property
Skim Ch. 8

Week Two
Quiz #1 (on material covered during week one)
Commercial Paper
Negotiable Instruments
Read  Ch. 31-32
Liability of Parties
Read  Ch. 33
Checks and Documents of Title
Read  Ch. 34

Week Three
Agency
The Agency Relationship
Read Ch. 35
Third-Party Relations of Principal & Agent
Read Ch. 36
Employment Law
Read Ch. 51
You be the Judge DVD
Class Discussion

Week Four
Review Session
Mid-Term Exam (covers all material to date)

Week Five
Sales Contracts
Formation, Performance and Breach/ Remedies
Read Ch. 19, 21 & 22
Product Liability
Read Ch. 20

Week Six
Quiz #2 (on material covered in week five)
Property
Personal Property
Read Ch. 23
Real Property, Landlord and Tenant
Read Ch. 24 & 25
Wills and Trusts
Skim Ch. 26
Insurance Law
Skim Ch. 27

Week Seven
Regulation of Business
Administrative Agencies
Read Ch. 47
The Federal Trade Commission Act &
Consumer Protection Laws
Read Ch. 48
Antitrust Laws and the Various Antitrust Acts
Read Ch. 49 & 50
You be the Judge DVD
Class Discussion

Week Eight
Review Session
Final Examination

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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 .

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