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LG 324 Contract Management and Law
Gunnison, Walt


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

LG 324 Contract Management and Law

Semester

S2HH 2006 PA

Faculty

Gunnison, Walt

Title

Senior Professor of Business Law/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A.
J.D.

Office Location

Park Campus Center, Bldg. 50A, WPAFB, OH 45433

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

426-9748

E-Mail

wrpt@park.edu

gunnison@rocketmail.com

Semester Dates

20 March - 21 May 2006

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Prerequisites

MG260

Credit Hours

3


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

  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:
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.

WEEK 1

Introduction

1. Fundamental
Considerations in Contract Drafting

Chapter 1

WEEK 2

Contract Drafting

1. Form
2. Drafting Rules

Chapter 2
Chapter 3

WEEK 3

Contract Drafting

1. Document Review and Comments

Chapter 4

WEEK 4

Contract Drafting

1. Consideration and the Term of the Agreement

Chapter 5

WEEK 5

***MID-TERM EXAM***

1. MID-TERM EXAM
2. Conditions

MID-TERM EXAM

WEEK 6

Contract Drafting

1. Representations, Warranties etc.

Chapter 7

WEEK 7

Contract Drafting

1. Events of Default and Remedies

Chapter 8

WEEK 8

Presentations

Contract Drafting

1. Interview presentations
2. Boilerplate etc.

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11

WEEK 9

***FINAL EXAM***

1. FINAL EXAM
2. Wind up

FINAL EXAM


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 .

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!

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