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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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Walton, Aubree L.; Tankersley, Kaimee K. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2019
Climate change regulation, being imbued with multiscalar complexities, economic concerns, and numerous constitutional implications, presents a rich pedagogical context for teaching business regulation. However, environmental law, as an instructional topic, can be quite complex and daunting to present to students. The topic presents issues of…
Descriptors: Environment, Laws, Federal Legislation, Climate
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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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Burke, Debra D.; Sanney, Kenneth J. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
Admittedly, some population of students has cheated consistently for years; however, over the last few decades academic cheating appears to be on the rise. Recent technological advances in online education have made it even easier to cheat. In this article, the authors argue that there is an institutional moral imperative to respond to this…
Descriptors: Cheating, Deception, College Students, Plagiarism
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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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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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Landry, Robert J., III – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
This article begins with an overview of what is meant by empirical scientific research in the context of legal studies. With that backdrop, the argument is presented that without engaging in normative, theoretical, and doctrinal research in tandem with empirical scientific research, the role of legal studies scholarship in making meaningful…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Laws, Research, Scholarship
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Little, Andrew – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has worked to reshape American society for more than fifty years through arguably its most important subpart, Title VII, which prohibits discrimination in employment. This article is not so much an attempt to join the chorus of scholars offering reflections on the statute after five decades, as it is an attempt to…
Descriptors: Reflection, Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation, Laws
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Burgunder, Lee B. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2016
Richard Prince a well-known appropriation artist, made headlines by pressing ever deeper into the gray areas of art, technology, and the law. Specifically, Prince took screenshots of personal photographs that were publicly displayed on Instagram accounts, included his own comments, enlarged and printed them on large canvases, and displayed them at…
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Aids, Social Media, Copyrights
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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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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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Murray, J. Haskell – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2015
This case study allows students to apply their corporate law and ethical knowledge to a socially focused business in a global environment. The assignments provide opportunities for reflection on some of the challenges facing Ben & Jerry's as the company attempted to pursue corporate social responsibility in three separate, but related,…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Legal Responsibility, Corporations, Business
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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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