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Giampetro-Meyer, Andrea – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2019
Climate change provides an opportunity for law professors to prepare students to raise informed, insightful questions about the legal and ethical challenges climate-related disasters present for individuals and businesses. Additionally, students might be prepared to answers their questions, drawing upon what they have learned in their Legal…
Descriptors: Climate, Natural Disasters, Weather, Social Justice
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Bird, Robert C. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
Business ethics are moral values and principles that guide the conduct of business toward promotion of the common good. This simple explanation of business ethics belies a deeper and broader understanding of how business ethics evolves. Law and ethics, which some see as distinct fields, are deeply connected and mutually reinforcing. Laws are…
Descriptors: Law Related Education, Ethics, Business, Laws
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Sulkowski, Adam J. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2017
This case study presents the true story of Rodolfo--a former tailor and attorney from the provinces of Cuba--who moved to Havana to start a hospitality business. In 2016, the author (referred to as Adam throughout the case study), a business law professor from the United States, visited Havana to interview Rodolfo and learn about the factors for…
Descriptors: Ethics, Case Studies, Economic Change, Generalization
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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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DiMatteo, Larry A.; Maurer, Virginia G. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2015
This article presents a case study that engages students on the legal and ethical issues of doing business abroad. It explores the scenario of direct foreign investment by an American company in a less developed country. This development imbalance necessarily implicates issues of ethical relativism and home-host country standards. Students are…
Descriptors: International Trade, Ethics, Business Administration Education, Law Related Education
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Binder, Perry; Mansfield, Nancy R. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2013
The explosion of social networks and the growing concern over privacy in the digital age--both in the United States and Europe--have provided an opportunity to introduce students to the legal risks of using social media in the workplace. This article builds on the authors' classroom experiences and provides social media scenarios and projects that…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Social Networks, Web Sites
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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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Cowart, Tammy W.; Chumney, Wade M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2011
In today's Internet-based and global business environment, the legal issues companies face will often involve issues of intellectual property. Virtually every product people purchase is protected by a trademark, a patent, and/or copyrights. Thus, basic concepts of intellectual property are a natural component in any business law or legal…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Ethics, Laws, International Law
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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, 2008
At many universities, much of the learning in the undergraduate curriculum is discipline based, with very little integration of material from different subject areas. Furthermore, not all undergraduate business students have the opportunity to take courses with a diversity component that exposes them to the cultural and other differences that…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Corporations, Business Administration Education, College Curriculum