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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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Ruud, Judith Kish; Ruud, William N.; Moussavi, Farzad – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2017
This article proposes a film assignment that uses a series of activities built around the film "Draft Day" to supplement traditional pedagogies for teaching contract law in introductory courses. This film facilitates learning by reinforcing the contract formation principles faculty teach in introductory courses; showing contract…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Legal Education (Professions), Contracts, Laws
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Cameron, Elizabeth A.; Pagnattaro, Marisa Anne – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2017
When millennial students take out cell phones in class and are typing, the first response many professors have is that the students are "not" completely engaged, when in fact students are taking notes at impressive speeds. Facing similar criticism in a workplace setting, seventeen-year-old Jonah Stillman protested, "I'm not Texting.…
Descriptors: College Students, Age Groups, Business Administration Education, Legal Education (Professions)
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Monseau, Susanna; Lasher, Nancy – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2017
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation standards on learning and teaching, adopted in 2013, require students to "engage in experiential and active learning designed to improve skills and the application of knowledge in practice." The discussion of the facts of real life case studies is a great way…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Willey, Lorrie; Burke, Debra D. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2015
The intersection of law and ethics provides students with a view of how people are expected to conduct themselves legally and how that conduct also should meet ethical standards, although legal and ethical behavior may or may not be synonymous. The story of the development and operation of the Grand Canyon Skywalk is a tale of dreams, schemes, and…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Laws, Ethics, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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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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Epstein, Adam – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2011
One of the most enjoyable and interesting subjects for students taking a business law or legal environment course is the study of torts. Whether a course only allows this discussion for a week or longer, seasoned professors realize that they can capture the attention of students by covering torts topics such as slip-and-fall litigation, defective…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Torts, Court Litigation, Athletics
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Reder, Margo E. K. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
This article describes a six-week long exercise that incorporates a dynamic learning approach into an e-commerce or Internet technology business law elective course; the exercise pursues an entrepreneurial approach to the use of an appropriate business model by emphasizing the interaction between technology, business, and law. This active learning…
Descriptors: Law Students, Elective Courses, Active Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Benson, Sandra S. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
Corporate trainers and business leaders recognize the importance of competition and the importance of motivating employees to connect with the company's mission. Instructors in many business disciplines have included games, simulations, and contests in their courses. The QuizBowl Quest is designed to apply established motivation and active…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Educational Games, Business
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Charters, Darren; Gunz, Sally; Schoner, Vivian – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
For students, the early years at universities can be discouraging as they may face large classes, limited interaction with instructors, and a disconnection between the scholarly experience they might have expected to encounter and that which they in fact endure. In this article the authors describe a case study project (CSP) designed specifically…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Introductory Courses, Legal Education (Professions)
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McDevitt, William J. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
Business law professors have long recognized the pedagogical value of using simulations in the classroom. In-class simulations can serve to develop the all-important critical thinking skills that educated people are expected to possess in today's complex legal environment. Moot court exercises, also known as appellate argumentation or appellate…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Law Related Education, Active Learning, Thinking Skills
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Robson, Regina M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
America is a nation of entrepreneurs. Whether engaged in a start-up operation, managing a family business, or as part of an entrepreneurial venture within a larger entity, American entrepreneurs have provided the vision and energy that have powered the U.S. economy for the last century. Educating entrepreneurs presents special challenges,…
Descriptors: Business, Laws, Business Administration Education, Entrepreneurship
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Reid, Linda A.; Weber, Curt M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2008
In this article, the authors echo the assertion of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Ethics Education Task Force that business schools must encourage students to develop a deep understanding of the myriad challenges surrounding corporate responsibility and corporate governance; provide them with tools for…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Ethics, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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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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DiMatteo, Larry A.; Anenson, T. Leigh – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2007
Business professors in the twenty-first century have been engaging in another form of problem-based pedagogy to unite business school and business practice. This teaching methodology, called "active learning," has become the new case method in college courses. Like the case-based approach, active learning bridges the gap between theory and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Active Learning, Business Skills, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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