MG261 Business Law II

for F2J 2006

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MG 261 Business Law II


F2J 2006 IN


Blackwell, Kevin


Adjunct Professor


Bachelor of Arts, Missouri State University
Juris Doctor, UMKC School of Law

Office Location

Independence Campus

Office Hours

Before and after class or by appointment

Daytime Phone

(816) 824-0309


Semester Dates

October 25, 2006 to December 16, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours


Clarkson, et. al, West's Business Law, 10th edition, ISBN 0-324-30390-4

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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: MG 260 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
To provide students with a basic understanding of the American legal system and general legal principles that have relevance to the organization and operation of business

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:

There is a final exam consisting of 13 True or False questions, 25 Multiple Choice questions and four short answer essay questions.

Class Assessment:

Grades will be based on midterm and final examinations, a written case brief, class participation in small groups. and small group presentations to the class.

The comprehensive final is not a take-home test.  The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.



Activity Points Possible Percentage
Class Participation 100 16.7
Small Group Presentation 100 16.7
Case Brief 100 16.7
Midterm Examination 100 16.7
Final Examination 200 33.3
Total Points 600 100

The final course grade will be determined using the above measurements.

The following will be used to assign course letter grades:

A   600-540
B   480-539
C   420-479
D   360-419
F   Below 360       


Late Submission of Course Materials:
Makeup examinations will only be given in cases of extreme emergency.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering class.  If there is an emergency situation a special arrangement will be worked out.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:




October 23, 2006


Chs. 31, 32

October 30, 2006


Chs. 35, 36, 37

November 6, 2006


Chs. 38, 39, 40

November 13, 2006

Negotiable Instruments

Chs. 24, 25, 26

November 20, 2006

Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Consumer Law

Chs. 4, 43, 44

November 27, 2006

Environmental Law, Antitrust, Securities Regulation

Chs. 45, 46, 41

December 4, 2006

Employment Law, International and Comparative Law

Chs. 33, 34, 52 CASE BRIEF DUE

December 11, 2006


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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 2006-2007 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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Assignments for West's Business Law, 9th edition


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