We have all witnessed the rise and fall of oil prices—for most Americans this is probably most obvious by the price we pay at the pump. What are some market forces that affect these prices? What affect can oil prices have on supply and demand as it affects other parts of our economy, such as housing and travel?

Permanent life insurance, such as “whole life” insurance, is better than term insurance.”  Please include in your answer reasons why your product has an advantage, and name one specific instance where your product is a better fit.

 

What market forces affect growth in stock valuations? Are there situations where an increase in stock values is bad for an economy? Cite your answer

 

INTRO TO LEGAL

Select one on the following movies and watch it. If you want to watch a different law related movie, that is fine, just tell me which one you watch in your post. It must be a law related movie. Then, describe a situation in the movie where you saw an equal protection issue or Constitutionally protected right that may have been violated, substantive due process, privacy… (module 5); or a criminal issue that arose such as interrogation, search and seizure, stop and frisk… (module 6). It needs to be a legal issue we covered in this class (e.g., not tax law, probate..,).  Briefly describe what happened. Do you believe there was a violation? Why? If there was a violation, what is the legal remedy, and why? If there was not a violation, why? Support your answer with case law, the Constitution or other legal sources we discussed in this class. You response is limited to 400 words or less.

A Time to Kill

To Kill a Mockingbird

12 Angry Men

My Cousin Vinny

Philadelphia

Fletch (one or two)

Erin Brockovich

Presumed Innocent

A Few Good Men

Scream (1,2, or 3)

Legally Blonde

Compulsion

In the Name of the Father

A Civil Action

Benchwarmers II

Liar Liar…

Or locate your own movie, just make sure it is related to legal concepts we covered in this class.

 

 

These are discussion questions they are short answers so total of 400 words combined

 

In this discussion, you’ll respond to two of the three prompts below.
  1. Explain why privately-placed debt issues normally provide a higher rate of return than do securities that are traded publicly.
  2. Why are gold and silver popular investments? Name 2 methods to own or invest in Gold or Silver.
  3. We have all witnessed the rise and fall of oil prices—for most Americans this is probably most obvious by the price we pay at the pump. What are some market forces that affect these prices? What affect can oil prices have on supply and demand as it affects other parts of our economy, such as housing and travel?

Final Exam

 

This class has provided an overview of the U.S. legal system.  We have studied Constitutional law.  You have learned about the separate governmental branches and their respective powers.  You have learned how rights are expanded or restricted.  My hope is that you have grown to appreciate our Constitution’s durability.  Still, many people talk about how they would change the Constitution if they could.  Don’t like the Electoral College?  How would you propose we change it?  Don’t want the Supreme Court to control abortion rights, gun rights or same-sex marriage rights?  How would you restrict the Court’s powers?

 

Your final exam is a one-sentence question.  Do not let the simplicity of this question fool you.  I expect a thoughtful, considered response.

 

Your response is limited to 400 words.  Start your response by clearly setting forth your proposed Amendment.  You can only propose one change.

 

You will be graded on the clarity of your ideas.  Keep your ideas and your writing simple.  You will also be graded on the potential feasibility of your Amendment.  Is it workable?  Have you thought through the details?  Again, keep your ideas and your writing simple.  Finally, you will be graded on how persuasively your support your ideas.  Why this one change?  What makes your proposal worthy of inclusion in our Constitution?  Keep your arguments focused on reason not emotion.

Please carefully read the instructions before you start working on this final exam.

Please also realize that because this is a final exam, I expect you will demonstrate that you have read the assigned cases and course materials.  You are not required to reference any particular case or topic we studied.  But I do expect your course-based knowledge to be evident in your essay.

This final exam is worth 30% of your final grade.

Your introductory assignment and 6 weekly assignments were worth 10% each for a total of 70%.

 

The grading rubric for this assignment is as follows:

Staying with the word count                                        2 points

Clarity of Amendment                                                 4 points

Writing structure, grammar, and editing                      7 points

Analysis and course-based knowledge                     17 points

As a reminder, analysis is the “why” behind your conclusions.  For this final exam, your analysis will include why this particular amendment. The Constitution has only been amended 27 times. Why did you choose your amendment to become the 28th amendment?  Course-based knowledge does not simply mean citing cases.  I should be able to tell you have studied the class materials through your response. For example, you might choose to place limits on the Legislative, Executive or Judicial branch based on cases we read and concepts we studied.  Whatever choice you make, I should be able to see your deepened understanding

 

Your proposed Amendment must be related to information we covered in class. You must support your Amendment with information related to what we discussed in class. 

Your response is limited to 400 words. Good luck. Be impressive. 

While this final exam is not due until Monday, July 6th at 11:59 pm, early submission will be gladly accepted.

 

 

 

FINAL EXAM QUESTION:

 

          If you could propose one Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be and why?

 

Note: Your proposed Amendment must be related to information we covered in class. You must support your Amendment with information related to what we discussed in class. 

 

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