LG324 Contract Management & Law

for S2B 2013

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LG 324 Contract Management & Law


S2B 2013 BL


O'Quin, Michaela


Adjunct Faculty


M.A.- Procurement and Acquisitions Management
B.A.- Criminal Justice Administration

Office Location


Office Hours

15 minutes prior and after class or by appointment

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

March 17th - May 12th 2013

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM



Credit Hours



 Title: Business Law: With  UCC Applications; Edition: 12th; Authors: Brown & Sukys;  Publisher: McGraw-Hill; Publication Date: 2009. ISBN: 978-0-07-352494-8. 

Title: Contract Law Fundamentals;Author: Adam Epstein; Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall; Publication Date: 2009. ISBN:978-0-13-114748-5.


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Course Description:
LG324 Contract Management and Law: A study of the procurement and contracting process with emphasis on the organization, policy formulation, procedures, and administration of purchasing activities and functions.3:0:3 Prerequisite: MG260

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning 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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. The student will be able to recognize the difference between Criminal and Civil issues relating to business and contracts.
  2. Discuss the impact of ethical and moral decisions made by corporations and the ramifications.
  3. Explain the UCC and its relevance to business and contract management.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

*Two Exams (a mid-term and a COMPREHENSIVE final);
Mid-term Exam will be taken week 4 of class and will be proctored in class
Final Exam will be taken week 8 and will be proctored in class. The final exam will be comprehensive and the review will be conducted in week 7. The exams may include T/F, M/C and short answer.
*Two Quizzes. Note: Exams and quiz may contain a mixture of T/F, M/C and short answer questions.
Quizzes will be taken in weeks 3 and 7.

 *A two page (double spaced) Paper (graded on APA format, 12 font/ Times New Roman) outlining of your presentation on any subject pertaining to the learning outcomes of this course. Student will be graded on content, reference page (3 to 5 references required),cover page and APA format.Content must include or pertain to the learning outcomes of this class (core or instructor outcomes). Paper must be turned in no later than 11/28/12 (Wed) in the dropbox provided in week 6 in the eCompanion.


 *A five minute presentation  Must follow the presentation paper that is submitted . This will be due between weeks 3 and 6. No later presentations will be accepted after week 6. This will be graded on the content and preparedness of the student and delivery media. Student will be allowed 3 index cards or 1 page with outline of what is being presented. Student must know their content with the help of their outline and minimal notes.Tone and delivery of content will be graded as well. 

* Two Case study summaries  Each of the case study analysis summaries must be at minimum a page and a half 12 font Times New Roman. Each summary should identify the issues and provide a solution to rectify the problems identified. These case studies will be due in weeks 2 and 5. The week 2 case study will be from Chapters 1-4 in the Business Law textbook. Student must reference which case they are analyzing by chapter and number. Week 5 case study will be again the choice of the student but may reference any case in weeks 4 or 5's  Chapter readings.   


 *Class Participation and Discussion, Student will be graded on their involvement in discussions as well as responses to the instructor questions posed in class.

Exams are closed book and notes are not permitted.


Two Examinations ;
             MID-TERM EXAM                 (15%)     150 points, 

             FINAL EXAM                          (15%)      15
0 points;
Two Quizzes;
            WEEK #3                                  (10%
)     100 points 
            WEEK# 7                                 (10%)      100 points

TWO PAGE APA Paper                   (15%)       150 points 

5 MINUTE PRESENTATION          (5%)      50 points;

TWO CASE STUDIES;                     (20%)    200 points

Weeks 2 and 5/  100 points each

Class Participation & Discussion*   (10%)        100 Points

Total points possible:                      (100%)        1000 points


100-90%    1000-900 points     =A

89-80%      899-800 points       =B

79-70%      799-700points        =C

69-60%       699-600points       =D

59% or less 599 points or less   =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:

Late submissions of course materials will not be accepted unless approved in advance by the instructor on a case by case basis. Unexcused absences will not negate the due date provided for the course work. Any late work that is turned in will be deducted 20% from the overall possible grade of the homework. No course work will be accepted more than one class later. All work must be turned in by the last day of class…NO EXCEPTIONS.  Please be aware that if you are not in class the Class Paticipation grade will be affected.

For FULL CREDIT: Presentations MUST be made NLT Class 6.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classroom those students whose behavior is 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 grade, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene 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 critiquing 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.

Civility in the classroom and respect for the opinions of others is very important in an academic environment. It is likely you may not agree with everything that is said or discussed in the classroom. Courteous behavior and responses are expected

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date: Week 1   (3/18/13- 3/20/13)-
Topic: Ethics/Sources of Law/ The Judicial Process/Alternative Dispute Resolution
           Chapters 1-4 (Business Law);referencing Chapters 35,36 (Contract Law)
Assignment Due: Class Participation
Date: Week 2   (3/25/13 & 3/27/13)
Topic: Criminal Law/Tort Law/Professional Liability/Electronic Law/International Law
            Chapters  5,6,41-43( Business Law);  referencing Chapters 5,6,10,11 (Contract Law
Assignment Due: Class participation/ Case Study
Date : Week 3   (4/1/13& 4/3/13) 
Topic: The Essentials of Contract Law/ Offer and Acceptance/ Mutual Assent and 
            Defective Agreement/Contractual Capacity/ Consideration/Legality
            Chapters  7-12(Business Law);
Referencing Chapters 1-4,12 (Contract Law)
Assignment Due: Quiz 1 / Class participation/Presentations
Date: Week 4   (4/8/13 & 4/10/13) 
Topic:  Written Contracts/ Third Parties in Contract Law/Corporate Governance/
             Government Regulation of Corporate Business
             Chapters  13,14,39,40 (Business Law);
 Referencing Chapters 6,16 (Contract Law)
Assignment Due: Mid-Term/ Class Participation/ Presentations
Date:   Week 5 (4/15/13 & 4/17/13)
Topic:  Discharge and Remedies/Sale and Lease of Goods/Title and Risk of Loss in sales/
             Performance and Breach of the Sales Contract/Warranties and Product Liability/
             Consumer Protection
             Chapters 15-20 (Business Law); Referencing Chapters 8,9,14,15 (Contract Law)
Assignment Due: Class Participation/ Presentations/Case Study
Date: Week 6   (4/22/13 & 4/24/13) 
Topic: Personal Property/Bailments/Real Property/Landlord and Tenant/ Wills,Trusts and Estates
                               Chapters 21-25 (Business Law)
Assignment Due: Class Participation/ LAST CHANCE PAPER DUE WED (11/28)/LAST PRESENTATIONS DUE!
Date  :Week 7   (4/29/13 & 5/1/13)
Topic: The Pricipal and Agent Relationship/ Agency Operation/Employment Law/Labor-
            Management Relations Law/Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships/The Corporate Entity  
            Chapter 33-38 (Business Law) and Review for Final
Assignment Due: Quiz #2/ Class Participation
Date:   Week 8   (5/6/13 & 5/8/13)   
Topic:Purpose and Types of Negotiable Instruments/ Transferring Negotiable Instruments/ 
           Holders in Due Course, Defenses and Liabilities/ Bank-Depositor Relationships,
           Deposits, and Collections/ Insurance/ mortgages and Security Interest/ Bankruptcy
            Instructor will Answer questions about remaining chapters.  Ch. 26-32 (Business Law)
 Assignment Due:  FINAL EXAM – 1 hour/Class Participation

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
Tardies, leaving class prior to release and absences will affect the students paticipation grade. If the student is running late or will be absent the instructor must be notified by calling and/or email. Assignments are still due unless the instructor has approved otherwise in advance(approved on a case by case basis).

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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