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Mitchell, Jennifer M.; Yordy, Eric D. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2010
This article describes a model that aims to create a greater ability to recognize the negative aspects of making unethical decisions. To this end, the authors developed an ethical decision-making model to aid students through the process of analyzing these situations--a model that is easy to remember and apply. Through this model, the COVER model,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Business Skills
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Marcum, Tanya M.; Perry, Sandra J. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2010
In the Legal Environment of Business course in a traditional undergraduate business curriculum, students are expected to acquire knowledge about many areas of the law and the application of law to business, society, and the international marketplace. Current concepts in undergraduate business education, such as ethics and sustainability, must also…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Court Litigation, Business Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Steslow, Donna M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2010
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is normally included as part of an introductory business law/legal environment course. While some business schools offer stand-alone ADR courses, the majority do not. As a result, a business student's only exposure to ADR processes may be through a Legal Studies in Business course. Several scholars have created…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, Undergraduate Study, Law Related Education
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Burke, Debra D.; Johnson, Ronald A.; Kemp, Deborah J. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2010
This article first examines the dynamic role business education must play in a flat world economy. Second, it explains how legal courses in the business curricula already equip students with portable twenty-first-century skills and relevant academic content. The article then advocates the acceptance of the Boyer Model of Scholarship, which defines…
Descriptors: Business Education, Law Related Education, Models, Educational Practices
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Rymsza, Leonard; Saunders, Kurt; Baum, Paul; Tontz, Richard – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2010
This case study, written for use in a multidisciplinary course, exposes students to concepts in business law, economics, and statistics. The case is based upon a hypothetical scenario involving a young woman who, having spent a relaxing day at the beach, heads for home. On the drive home, a flip-flop she is wearing becomes lodged under the gas…
Descriptors: Accidents, Business Education, Case Studies, Traffic Safety
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Paetzold, Ramona L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2010
Those who teach employment discrimination law, particularly as a separate course or part of a course on employment law, are used to covering a broad range of legal models and issues pertaining to the protected classes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The disparate treatment, disparate impact, and hostile environment models of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Employment Problems
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Stenzel, Paulette L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
This article focuses on "The Role of Law and Lawyers in Society (Law and Lawyers)", a special capstone course for prelaw majors in business programs, and provides ideas and materials for teaching methods and goals, as well as materials on substantive law and ethics that can be incorporated into a variety of legal studies courses. The author begins…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Ethics, Lawyers, Teaching Methods
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McAdams, Tony – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
Law classes help reveal the successes of the American legal system. Students observe that the law is honorable, workable, and effective. At the same time, law classes offer the opportunity to look at those situations where the legal system sometimes struggles to achieve its justice goals. Students certainly need to learn that lesson, but they also…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Ethics, Legal Education (Professions), Business Administration
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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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Bennett, Robert B., Jr. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
In this article, the author discusses the "Law and Culture" course that he developed to teach in the Butler University Honors Program. The course looks at some landmark periods or events in legal history and explores how those events were the product of their culture, and how they affected their culture. Among the events or periods that the author…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Court Litigation, Legal Education (Professions), Historical Interpretation
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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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Epstein, Adam; Anderson, Paul – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2009
Teaching a specialized law course to students who are not in law school is a refreshing venture for most instructors. It often provides the instructor with an opportunity to teach in an area of specific research interest that is much more focused than the general business law or legal environment of business course. Accordingly, for those…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Law Schools, College Athletics, Professional Associations
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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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Ciocchetti, Corey A. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2008
Employment law is a "must-cover" subject in business environment courses. Comparing the plethora of topics requiring coverage with the limited time devoted to employment law during a typical academic term, other important employment subjects--such as negotiation and collective bargaining--commonly receive short shrift. This article offers a…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Labor, Negotiation Agreements, Employment Practices
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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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