MG 260 Business Law I WO
S1OO 2007 WO
Hillman, Kevin S.
BA, Centre CollegeJD, University of Cincinnati College of Law
January 15-March 11, 2007
5:00 - 10:20 PM
Textbook: Mallor, Jane, Barnes, A. James, Bowers, Thomas, and Langvardt, Arlen. Business Law: The Ethical, Global ,and E Commerce Environment. (13th edition) New York, New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2007.
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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
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.
90 to 100% A
80 to 89% B
70 to 79% C
60 to 69% D
59% and below F
Quizzes 20% (200 points)
Midterm 35% (350 points)
Final 40% (400 points)
Class Participation 05% (50 points)
All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. 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 Associate Dean.
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.
Week One Foundations of American Law An introduction to the law, the Constitution the American court system and Business Ethics. Read Ch: 1 – 4 How to Brief a Case (Supplemental Handout)
Week Two Quiz #1 (on material covered during week one) What is a Contract? Introduction to Contracts Skim Ch. 9 Formation of a Contract: Offer, Acceptance & Consideration Read Ch. 10 -12 Capacity to enter a contract Skim Ch.14
Week Three Defenses to Contracts Inadequate consent, Illegality and Statute of Frauds Read Ch. 13, 15 & 16 Rights of 3rd Parties Read Ch. 17 Performance and Remedies Read Ch. 18 You be the Judge DVD Cases Class Discussion
Week Four Review Session Mid-Term Exam (covers all material to date)
Week Five Credit An introduction to credit and secured transactions and an introduction to bankruptcy law. Read Ch: 28-30
Week Six Quiz #2 (on material covered in week five) Partnerships Introduction to Partnership Law Read Ch. 37 Operation and Dissolution of Partnerships Read Ch. 38-39 Types of Partnerships Skim Ch. 40
Week Seven Corporations Organization and Management of Corporations Read Ch. 42 & 43 Shareholders Rights and Liabilities Read Ch. 44 Skim Ch. 41, 45-46 You be the Judge DVD Cases Class Discussion
Week Eight Review Session Final Examination
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