LAWS310 Full Course – November 2016

Sarbanes-Oxley (graded)

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 suggests that businesses
develop a code of ethics. How effective is a code of ethics in preventing
unethical conduct? Review the sample code of ethics of Big Cheese Corporation
in Chapter 8. Are there any clauses in this code that you believe need to be
more specific? Why?

dq 2

Corporate Social Responsibility? (graded)

What is corporate social responsibility? Provide two
examples of corporations that meet that definition of corporate social
responsibility and identify what they do that makes them socially responsible.

LAWS 310 Week 2 Discussion 1 &

dq 1

Business Formations (graded)

A business may take one of the following forms: sole
proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, corporation, or
limited liability company. Choose one of the business formations and identify
how it is created and the characteristics of that business formation. Provide
support for your discussion.

dq 2

Fiduciary Relationships (graded)

Corporate officers and directors owe fiduciary duties to the
corporation. What is a fiduciary relationship? Identify at least two of the
fiduciary duties and provide an example of each.

LAWS 310 Week 3 Discussion 1 &

dq 1

BFOQs (graded)

What is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ)?
Provide an example of a job that has a BFOQ.

dq 2

Agents Versus Independent Contractors (graded)

Compare and contrast the differences between agents and
independent contractors. Provide an example of each.

LAWS 310 Week 4 Discussion 1 &

dq 1

Securities and Exchange Act (graded)

What was the purpose of the Securities and Exchange Act of
1933 and do its provisions actually protect investors? Why or why not?

dq 2

Antitrust Laws (graded)

Antitrust laws were enacted at a time when it seems that a
handful of powerful men controlled commerce. Are they still relevant? Do you
see any examples of monopolistic business practices today?

LAWS 310 Week 5 Discussion 1 &

dq 1

Contract Formation (graded)

Read Case 10.1 in Chapter 10 of your textbook. Is the
general release signed by Marder an enforceable contract? Identify each element
of a contract and the facts that would support each element.

dq 2

Intent (graded)

Why is the objective theory of contracts applied in
determining whether a contract has been created? Why is the subjective intent
of the parties not considered?

LAWS 310 Week 6 Discussion 1 &

dq 1

Oral Agreements? (graded)

Read the summary of Case 14.1, Turner Broadcasting System,
Inc. v. McDavid in Chapter 14 of your text. Should businesspeople be bound to
their oral word? Why or why not? Support your conclusion with references to the
concepts discussed in your text.

dq 2

Mitigation of Damages (graded)

What is mitigation of damages? Why does the law impose a
duty on the nonbreaching party to mitigate damages?

LAWS 310 Week 7 Discussion 1 &

dq 1

Internet Issues (graded)

The Internet has made the world smaller and enlarged our
access to information. However, for every positive benefit of the Internet,
there is a negative aspect. We have a loss of privacy, our financial profile
can be compromised, and we cannot trust all information we access on the
Internet. Do we operate as though the Internet has a foundation of trust? You
should cite to examples and resources to support your opinion.

dq 2

Deception on the Internet (graded)

Every day we read stories of people who engage in deception
on the Internet, whether it is creating dating profiles that bear no likeness
to what they really look like, or students who find information and pass it off
as their own work. Should there be ethical standards for behavior on the
Internet? What would you propose and how could those standards be enforced?
Should people be able to say or do whatever they choose in an online
environment? Are there circumstances in which information on the Internet
should be censored? How do the United States and China differ in how each
country allows its citizens’ access to information on the Internet?

LAWS 310 Week 1 Assignment Latest 2016 November

Homework

Read the summary ofHeart of Atlanta Motel v. United
States
in Chapter 2 and answer the following questions.

1. Why was this case so important?

2. Why did the U.S. Supreme Court develop the “effects on
interstate commerce” test?

3. Is most commerce considered “interstate commerce”? Why or
why not?

Your paper should be prepared using APA 6th edition
formatting. You may use the APA Paper Template available in Doc Sharing. Your
conclusions must be supported by academic references, not your opinion. You
must cite to a minimum of three references using in-text citations and listing
sources on References page. Academic references are located in the DeVry
Library. Citation to website references is not allowed.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of
this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step
instructions

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments
& Exams” for due date information.

LAWS 310 Week 3 You Decide Latest 2016 November

Assignment

Gloria is very concerned about insulating herself and her
family from personal liability. You are a business planner and accountant.
Gloria has come to you to get some advice on which business entity best suits
her needs and objectives. For this assignment, you will prepare a three- to
four-page memo to Gloria Smithson to advise her on which business entity you
recommend she choose based on her situation and your research.

Prepare a memo that addresses the elements below.

1. Identify three business formations that you believe
Gloria could consider as appropriate for her business.

2. Define each chosen business formation.

3. Explain at least three pros and three cons for each
potential business formation.

4. Using the course material and the Library, research
which business formation would best insulate Gloria and her family from
potential liability.

5. Your memo will be graded using the Week 3 You Decide
Rubric.

Below are some more tips to help you be successful in this
assignment.

1. The heading of your memo should be: Memo to Gloria
Smithson.

2. Your memo should be three to four pages long, exclusive
of the cover page and references page. It should comply with APA 6th edition
formatting.

1. Cover page

2. References page

3. 12-point, Times New Roman font

4. No website references

5. Include at least two scholarly references in addition to
your textbook

6. Include in-text references to sources

7.

LAWS 310 Week 5 You Decide Latest 2016 November

Assignment

You are a business planner and accountant. Gloria has come
to you to get some advice on which supplier will best meet her needs and
objectives. Prepare a paper that addresses the following.

1. What elements are necessary for a valid contract to
exist? Define what constitutes a “valid offer.” Evaluate each
proposal and discuss whether each of the offers constitutes a valid offer. Why
or why not?

2. Each proposal involves a different country. What are the
particular concerns for Gloria in doing business in other countries? What
contract provisions does she need to include in any business contract in order
to protect her business?

3. How can Gloria continue to protect herself and her family
from personal liability if she obtains her widgets from a foreign manufacturer?
Use your textbook and library references to answer these questions. Evaluate
each proposal. Does it constitute an offer?

Assignment Requirements

1. When preparing your responses, please use the facts
provided in the You Decide and the following resources: (1) the assigned
reading and (2) the Library.

2. Your paper will be graded using the Week 5 You Decide
Rubric.

3. Your paper should be four to five pages long, exclusive
of the cover page and references page, and it should be double-spaced. It
should comply with APA 6th edition formatting.

1. Cover page

2. References page

3. 12 point, Times New Roman font

4. No website references

5. Include at least three scholarly references in addition
to your textbook

6. Include in-text references to sources

LAWS 310 Week 7 You Decide Latest 2016 November

Assignment

You are a business planner and accountant. Gloria has come
to you to get some advice on which supplier will best meet her needs and
objectives. Prepare a paper that addresses the following.

1. What elements are necessary for a valid contract to
exist? Define what constitutes a “valid offer.” Evaluate each
proposal and discuss whether each of the offers constitutes a valid offer. Why
or why not?

2. Each proposal involves a different country. What are the
particular concerns for Gloria in doing business in other countries? What
contract provisions does she need to include in any business contract in order
to protect her business?

3. How can Gloria continue to protect herself and her family
from personal liability if she obtains her widgets from a foreign manufacturer?
Use your textbook and library references to answer these questions. Evaluate
each proposal. Does it constitute an offer?

Assignment Requirements

1. When preparing your responses, please use the facts
provided in the You Decide and the following resources: (1) the assigned
reading and (2) the Library.

2. Your paper will be graded using the Week 5 You Decide
Rubric.

3. Your paper should be four to five pages long, exclusive
of the cover page and references page, and it should be double-spaced. It
should comply with APA 6th edition formatting.

1. Cover page

2. References page

3. 12 point, Times New Roman font

4. No website references

5. Include at least three scholarly references in addition
to your textbook

6. Include in-text references to sources

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