LG 324 Contract Management and Law
S2HH 2006 PA
Senior Professor of Business Law/Adjunct Faculty
Park Campus Center, Bldg. 50A, WPAFB, OH 45433
20 March - 21 May 2006
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: The Elements of Contract Drafting with Questions and Clauses for Consideration. George W. Kuney. 2003. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West. GET TEXT PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS.
Additional Resources: Any supplemental resource material will be provided to you in class.
Course Description: A study of the procurement and contracting process with emphasis on the organization, policy formulation, procedures, and administration of purchasing activities and functions. Pre-requisite: MG260. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, vidoes, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as the Socratic method to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Lecture, in classcontract drafting problems, discussion and analysis of various contract clauses and contract management and procedures will be employed in the course. The instructor will define terms, show examples of contract clauses and various contracting and purchasing concepts. Course work will be assigned both in the classroom and for homework.
Grading: Examinations Two 20 points each 40 Points
Interview and Presentation One 50 Points
Class Participation & Dicussion* 10 Points
*Attendance, preparation and completion of in-class drafting assignments will be used to determine the classparticipation score. DEDUCTIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT MY DISCRETION.
There is a Total of 100 points possible.
90-100 points = A
80-89 points = B
70-79 points = C
60-69 points = D
0-60 points = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late Exams: you must contact me and arrange for a make-up if you miss the mid-term. If you take an exam late due to an excused absence, there is no penalty and you can expect to take substantially the same exam. If you take the exam late due to an unexcused absence, be aware that the mak-up may differ significantly. Please be advised that if you miss the final, Park University has very specfic policy guidance for students who miss final exams. Accordingly, you should review the current Park University catalog regarding this matter.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classroom students whose behaviors are detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given a failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obsscene language toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension from Park University.
It is essential to maintain the highest level of professionalism and polite conduct in class. We will be criiquing each other's work, and appropriate constructive comments should be directed to the work, not at the author.
Collaboration on assignments with other students, attorneys, or other persons in or out of this class is prohibited unless specifically assigned by the instructor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See following schedule.
Considerations in Contract Drafting
2. Drafting Rules
1. Document Review and Comments
1. Consideration and the Term of the Agreement
1. MID-TERM EXAM
1. Representations, Warranties etc.
1. Events of Default and Remedies
1. Interview presentations
2. Boilerplate etc.
1. FINAL EXAM
2. Wind up
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 .
Additional Information:NOTE: If you provide a stamped, self-addressed envelope, I will gladly mail your exam results, course grade, and the Grade Verification Form if you require it for employer reimbursement. I really prefer to mail to all students; some always decline. It's your choice, but do not call. I WILL NOT GIVE GRADES OVER THE PHONE OR VIA E-MAIL!