LG324 Contract Management & Law

for U1HH 2010

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LG 324 Contract Management and Law


U1HH 2010 PA


Gunnison, Walt


Senior Professor of Business Law/Adjunct Faculty



Office Location

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

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

7 June - 1 August 2010

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 10:30PM



Credit Hours



Brown, G W.; Sukys, P.A. (2006). Business Law: With  UCC Applications (12th ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0-07-296057-4.. GET TEXT PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS.

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Additional Resources:
Any supplemental resource material will be provided to you in class.

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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 web sites, videos and writings. I 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:

Two Exams (a mid-term and a COMPREHENSIVE final), case briefs, and assigned homework (based on material covered).

Two Examinations (60%), 30 points each; Case Analysis/Brief, and Presentation(20%) 20 points; Class Participation & Dicussion*(10%) 10 Points *Attendance, preparation and completion of in-class assignments will be used to determine the class participation/homework score. Homework: (10%) 10 points.* 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

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 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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Unless coordinated with the instructor prior to unplanned absences, late submission of course work will result in 25% of allowed points if one week late and will not be accepted in excess of one week late.  

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  Chapters 1,2,6
WEEK 2  Chapters  7,8,9
WEEK 3  Chapters  10,11,12
WEEK 4  Chapters  13,14,15
                Chapters 16,17,18
WEEK 6  Chapters 19,20,33,34
WEEK 7   Presentations/Review

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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