LG324 Contract Management & Law

for S2QQ 2009

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LG 324 Contract Management & Law


S2QQ 2009 HI


Burnish III, John J.


Adjunct Faculty


Masters Degree in Business Management and Management General

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

16 Mar - 10 May 2009

Class Days


Class Time

4:30 - 7:15 PM


Prerequisite: MG260

Credit Hours



Contract Law Fundamentals

Author: Epstein
Edition: 08
ISBN-10: 0-13-114748-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-114748-5
Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall, Inc.

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Course Description:
LG324 Contract Management and Law: A study of the procurement and contracting process with emphasis on the organization, policy formulation, procedures, and administration of purchasing activities and functions.3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG260

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is based on an interactive relationship with the student.  The course will be taught using lectures, classroom discussions and home study.  My goal is to encourage exploration of ideas and issues relating to financial management skills and application.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the role of legal council in an organization. The student should include a discussion of corporate, and outside legal services, alternate dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration
  2. Define an agent and principle; include a description of the duties and liabilities of each.
  3. Discuss the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The student should explain its origin and use.
  4. Explain offers and acceptance in relation to contracting. Include the essentials of a purchase contract.
  5. Analyze delivery, acceptance, and payment as related to contracting.
  6. Discuss the Convention on the International Sale of Goods. The student should explain its origin and use to include its relationship to the UCC.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Students are required to read the text book assignments prior to each class and be prepared to discuss the material. Two tests will be given.  These tests will consist of true/false or multiple choice questions.  Two one page papers will also be required.  The papers will consist of a brief synopsis and the student's opinion of a current article or case studies relating to contract law issues. Additionally, the student must be prepared to discuss their articles in class. (Note: that case studies dealing with contract law, may be used in place of current articles.) Students are responsible for obtaining any information that is missed during absences.


1) Test 1 Mid-term: 400 Points/40% of final grade.

2) Test 2 Final (Core Assessment)(Comprehensive Final): 450 Points/45% of final grade.

3) Two papers/case studies: 50 Points/5% of final grade.

4) Classroom discussion of papers/case studies: 50 Points/5% of final grade 

5) Class Participation: 50 Points/5% of final grade.

Grade Scale: 100-90%=A   89-80%=B   79-70%=C   69-60%=D   59% or below=F

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
I will accept late assignments.  However, assignments not submitted on the due date will be lowered one letter grade for each class period it is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be required to turn off cell phones or any other communication devices during class so they will not interrupt the class. No electronic devices to include cell phones, palm pilots, or computers will be allowed "on" during test taking.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1:
Mar 17 Introduction and Chapter: 1 
Mar 19 Chapters: 2,3

Week 2:
Mar 24 Chapter: 4,5 
Mar 26 Chapter: 6

Week 3: **Classroom discussions on papers start**
Mar 31 Chapter: 7 
Apr 2 Chapter: 8, Mid-term review   

Week 4: 
April 7 Test 1 Mid-Term
Chapters 1-8
Apr 9 Chapter: 9,10

Week 5:
Apr 14 Chapter: 11
Apr 16 Chapter: 12

Week 6:
Apr 21 Chapter: 13
Apr 23 Chapter: 14

Week 7:
Apr 28 Chapter: 15
Apr 23 Chapter:16

Week 8: **Classroom discussions on papers finish**
May 5 Final Review
May 7 Test 2 Final (Core Assessment) Chapters (1-16)

Note: The instructor reserves the right to revise, alter, or change this schedule for unforeseen or extenuating circumstances.

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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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