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Alexander, Mystica M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
Educators continually seek to add innovative, valuable techniques to the class experience that will enhance student learning. Teaching an introductory "Legal Environment of Business" course to undergraduate students is both challenging and gratifying, since most students enter college eager and interested in the college experience and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Undergraduate Students, Law Related Education, Introductory Courses
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Roessing, Matt; El-Jourbagy, Jehan – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
In a 2016 survey, just 26% of Americans were able to name all three branches of government, and 31% failed to name even one branch. In 2011, the American Bar Association's (ABA) Commission on Civic Education in the Nation's Schools called the progress of civic education "worrisome" and said, "there is reason to be alarmed at the…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Civics, Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law
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Schoen, Edward J.; Hughes, Diane Y.; Kowalsky, Michelle A. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2017
There are two overarching goals to this case study. First, the authors want to introduce students as early as possible in their study of business to the perils of deliberate misstatements of income in financial statement and the significant consequences that await those who do. Given the recent business scandals involving mortgage-backed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Court Litigation, Accounting, Corporations
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Steslow, Donna; Lasher, Nancy; Kong, Sue – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
While assessment is normally conducted at a programmatic (degree, or institution-wide) level, it is interesting and informative to learn where specific courses fit into assessment and how those courses have been adjusted in response to data collected in the assessment process. As members of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), the…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Business Administration Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Based Assessment
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Klaw, Bruce W. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
This article presents a new contract negotiation and drafting exercise designed for undergraduate and graduate business students in a business law or legal environment of business survey course. Structured as an asset purchase and sale agreement involving a small business with intangible social media and intellectual property assets in a…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning, Contracts, Simulation
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Thomas, Charles E. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
The "Journal of Legal Studies Education" article, "Step Away from the Syllabus: Engaging Students on the First Day of Legal Environment," encouraged instructors to rethink their approaches to the initial class session. The exercise offers an opportunity to introduce the relevance of the legal environment course within the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students
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Lowenstein, Henry – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
The article begins with a brief review of the overall cost and learning problem confronted in the United States and the relative cost and learning impacts on the nation, moving then to a demonstration of the impact via results from an undergraduate "Legal Studies in Business" course, a key requirement in virtually every school of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Parent Rights, Student Records, Privacy
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Burgunder, Lee B. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
Richard Prince a well-known appropriation artist, made headlines by pressing ever deeper into the gray areas of art, technology, and the law. Specifically, Prince took screenshots of personal photographs that were publicly displayed on Instagram accounts, included his own comments, enlarged and printed them on large canvases, and displayed them at…
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Aids, Social Media, Copyrights
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Wilson, LeVon E.; Sipe, Stephanie R. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether an active learning classroom environment is more effective in teaching university students certain concepts of business law than the traditional lecture environment. To generate data to answer this question, over a seven-semester period beginning in fall semester 2005, six classes of Legal…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Active Learning, Cognitive Style, Conventional Instruction
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Dhooge, Lucien J. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2013
This case study examines the role of bribery in the global marketplace through an example involving access to safe drinking water in the developing world. Parts II and III set out the objectives and methods of classroom delivery for the case study. Part IV is the background reading relating to bribery with particular emphasis on the Foreign…
Descriptors: Ethics, Crime, International Trade, Water Quality
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Willey, Susan L.; Mansfield, Nancy Reeves; Sherman, Margaret B. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2012
At Georgia State University (GSU), undergraduate and graduate business students are introduced to ethical theory and decision making in the required legal environment of business course, but ethics instruction in the functional areas is sporadic and uncoordinated. After a broad overview of the history of ethics in the business curriculum in Part…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Social Responsibility, Decision Making, Models
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Miller, Carol J.; Crain, Susan J. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2011
The purpose of this article is to provide a content analysis and statistics on the law-related core course requirements in colleges of business to assist professors and administrators in making curriculum decisions. It examines the name of "undergraduate" law-based course requirements in the business core in 404 universities accredited by the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Courses, Core Curriculum
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Benson, Sandra S.; Chumney, Wade M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2011
The news is rife with Ponzi schemes--named after Charles Ponzi, who enticed investors with promissory notes paying an above-market return. Ponzi schemes present a unique opportunity to bring to life a federal Bankruptcy Code by illustrating the requirements for commencing a voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy case, the broad avoidance powers of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Deception, Financial Problems, Investment
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Camara, Joan E.; Carr, B. Nathaniel; Grota, Barbara L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2007
The principal focus of this study is an investigation of whether students' grade point average (GPA) is a viable criterion for forming student work groups in the undergraduate Legal Environment of Business course. More specifically, the research focuses on the impact of: (1) GPA-homogeneous (HO) and GPA-heterogeneous (HE) groups upon student…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Active Learning, Group Dynamics, Business Education
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Dhooge, Lucien J.; Eakin, Cynthia F. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2007
There are few topics more controversial in higher education than the evaluation of teaching effectiveness. The continuing relevancy of issues relating to what constitutes an effective teacher and methods by which to measure such effectiveness is evidenced by the more than 2,000 articles devoted to this topic by researchers in a wide variety of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic), Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Program Effectiveness
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