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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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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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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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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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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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Cohen, Ronnie – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2006
In 2003, the American Association of Colleges and Universities issued its National Panel Report: Greater Expectations, A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College. The report states: "Students will continue to pursue different specializations in college. But across all fields, the panel calls for higher education to help college students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Undergraduate Study, Business Administration Education
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Denbo, Susan M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2005
Many business law educators have recognized the importance of teaching students not only the rules of contract law, but the process of implementing these rules in the "real world" of business. This article discusses a contract negotiation exercise that enables students to apply the black letter law of contracts while at the same time honing their…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Contracts, Undergraduate Study, Business Administration Education