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Lawlor, Leila G.; Willey, Susan L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2017
In an undergraduate legal and ethical environment of business classes, the authors teach business students how to apply legal rules and ethical principles to problems that arise in business. Teaching the distinction between independent contractors and employees offers a rich, timely opportunity to improve students' critical thinking and…
Descriptors: Employees, Employment Level, Part Time Employment, Temporary Employment
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Murphy, Tonia Hap – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2017
Nondisparagement clauses are common in severance agreements. They are "boilerplate," "routine." They are "used across all industries, in companies of all sizes and with employees at any position within the organization, although they are more common with higher-ranking employees or when mass layoffs occur. Companies may be…
Descriptors: Contracts, Learning Activities, Introductory Courses, Business Administration Education
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Thompson, Dale B. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
For a long time, courts have considered whether to enforce one-sided arbitration clauses on the grounds of unconscionability. Unconscionability is a legal ground for refusing to enforce a contract that seems to be too one-sided, or one that is the result of unfair bargaining. Recent Supreme Court cases in 2011 and 2013--"AT&T Mobility v.…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Business Administration Education, Ethics, Arbitration
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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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Thor, Jennifer Cordon; York, Kenneth M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
The hypothetical case presented in this article challenges students in a legal environment of business course to answer that question by examining key legal concepts in agency and contract law, and to conduct an ethical analysis in a case involving volunteers. Although the events in the following case are hypothetical, the contract that the…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Business Administration Education, Case Studies, Volunteers
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Saunders, Kurt M.; Rymsza, Leonard – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2015
Contracts for the sale of goods in the United States are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) in every state but one. When one of the parties to the contract is based in another country, however, the conflict of laws principles that will determine which country's law governs the transaction can be confounding. In addition, the commercial…
Descriptors: Contracts, Business, International Trade, Law Related Education
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Murphy, Tonia Hap – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2015
The topic of noncompetes is a rich one for a business law or legal environment course. It presents opportunities to tie law and policy, law and ethics, law and strategy. It exemplifies the challenges businesses and employees may face in a changing, complex, uncertain legal environment. Accordingly, this article provides materials on noncompetes…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Contracts, Business Administration Education, College Students
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Pagnattaro, Marisa Anne – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2011
The discovery of lead paint on nearly one million toys prompted the world's largest toy company, Mattel, Inc. ("Mattel") to initiate a massive recall in August 2007. The recalled toys fell into two categories: those with impermissible levels of lead paint and those with risks associated with small high-powered magnets. Mattel's…
Descriptors: Toys, Contracts, International Trade, Manufacturing Industry
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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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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