You will be required to research a law that relates to the legal implications related to the many topics covered in the chapters listed in the syllabus for the quarter. For example, product liability, employment discrimination, international law, etc. You may also research any aspect of internal law i.e. human rights issues; intellectual property issues, etc. Once you select one of the subtopic research areas above begin conducting research about that topic. In doing research you can analyze a case or discuss a business law related to the topics listed above. In order to complete this paper you may have to conduct research in a law library, a court or an internet related legal research site. Your references must also appear in the body of the paper where they are appropriate, whether you are quoting directly or indirectly from the source. Therefore, almost all of your paper should be referenced or footnoted. Finally you sources must be this assignment is two-tiered:
1. You will be expected to do a brief 3 minute presentation on your thesis, topic, why and how you decided the topic, plus the sources used to come that decision and your final opinion. To sign up for one of the four presentation days (5/13, 5/15, 5/20, 5/22) go to People, then Presentations tab, click and drag your name. Sign up soon because slots fill and there is no exceptions or make-ups.
2. On the day of your oral presentation a written presentation (paper) that shows your thesis, argument and sources, approximately 5-7 pages is expected. A sample is available in the Files section. Please submit online AND hard copy.
Covered chapters that may used for topic:
Introduction to the American legal system , The American Constitution and constitutional law , Alternative Dispute Resolution and Administrative Agencies , Law and Business Associations , Ethics, Social Responsibility, and the Business Manager; Securities , Torts, Strict Liability, and Products Liability , Contracts, Part I , Contracts, Part II , Criminal Law and Business , Intellectual Property , Employment and Discrimination