MBA5005 Individual Project Instruction

MBA5005 Individual Project Instruction

To make the course relevant for each student, you will select a legal topic to research in Weeks 3 and 5 of the course. A list of potential topics is located at the end of this document. Although you are not required to select the exact topics listed, you should select something closely related. Try to select a topic that reflects an issue that is related to a concern you have in your professional life. Consult with your instructor if you are unsure whether your topic is acceptable for the class.

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Week 3 Deliverables Introduction (Note: APA does not use the heading Introduction) Provide a short introduction to the topic. Provide some background about the topic selected and why it was selected. Include definitions as necessary. Use more than one paragraph, if needed. You will refine the introduction and background information when submitting the final paper in Week 5 Literature Review Conduct an abbreviated literature review related to the topic you selected. A literature review identifies information that is already known about a research topic. Although you will not conduct an actual research study in this class, a summary of scholarly information that has been written about your topic makes up an important component of your project. Find a minimum of two scholarly articles related to your topic. Summarize the articles and explain how they are related to your topic. Do not use cases at this time, as you will summarize cases in Week 5. You must use scholarly articles from the South University Online Library. Legal journals may provide some of the best sources of information. Laws and Regulations Research and analyze one law or regulation related to the topic you selected. The information may require research of federal and/or state laws, as well as administrative agency laws. Summarize the information about the law or regulation you found and explain how it applies to your topic. Cases This week you will find one published case (lawsuit) that is related to the topic you selected. Summarize the case in your own words and explain how it is related to your topic. Provide a summary that includes the name of the case, state or federal court, issue, summary of events and ruling. Explain whether you agree or disagree with the court’s decision. You must read the case and not a summary of the case from a blog or other article. These websites will help. You may also find cases mentioned in articles that you can look up. FindLaw – Caselaw.findlaw.com Justia – http://law.justia.com/cases/

 

 

Public Library of Law – http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx Leagle – http://leagle.com Open Jurist – http://openjurist.org Google Scholar Video for Finding Cases – https://youtu.be/UGDJTeabQzU Formatting Instructions • Write a 4 to 6-page paper about the topic. • The paper should consist of a cover page, short introduction, explanation of the legal issue,

literature review and a reference page • Use APA format for the paper. Review the APA materials located in the Library Research

Guide. • Name your document SU_MBA5005_W3_LastName_FirstInitial.doc

• Submit the paper to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned. Week 5 Deliverables Revise the paper submitted in Week 3. Literature Review For Week 5, locate two additional scholarly articles related to your topic. Summarize the articles in your own words and explain how they are related to your topic. Do not use published cases for this section. You must use scholarly articles from the South University Online Library. Legal journals may provide some of the best sources of information. Westlaw Campus Research is a good option for finding legal information in law journals. When you combine this section with Week 3, you will have a total of at least four articles. Laws and Regulations Research and analyze one additional law or regulation related to the topic you selected. The information may require research of federal and/or state laws, as well as administrative agency laws. Summarize the information about the law or regulation you found and explain how it applies to your topic. When you combine this section with Week 3, you will have a minimum of two laws or regulations. Depending on the topic, you may compare the laws of two states for example, if you are writing about gender discrimination, compare the federal law with law from one of the states that also provides protection at the state level. States often provide more protection than the federal law. Cases Research at least two additional published cases (lawsuits) related to the topic you selected. Summarize the cases in your own words and explain how they are related to your topic. Provide a summary that includes the name of the case, state or federal court, issue, summary of events

 

 

and ruling. Explain whether you agree or disagree with the court’s decision. Combine the case from Week 3 with this section for a total of three cases. You must read the actual case and not a summary of the case from a blog or other article. FindLaw – Caselaw.findlaw.com Justia – http://law.justia.com/cases/ Public Library of Law – http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx Leagle – http://leagle.com Open Jurist – http://openjurist.org Google Scholar Video for Finding Cases – https://youtu.be/UGDJTeabQzU Summary • Summarize what you have learned. Assess and communicate what you believe the future

holds as it relates to your topic. • If applicable, discuss how you might apply what your learned to your personal or

professional life.

Formatting Instructions • Review and revise the portions of the paper submitted Week 3, as necessary. • Add the parts from Week 3 and submit your final paper in accordance with the formatting

instructions provided. • Write a 10 to 14-page paper about the topic selected. • The paper should consist of a cover page, short introduction, explanation of the legal issue,

literature review, analysis of related laws or regulations, reviews of cases, summary of information learned and application to your professional life, and a separate reference page.

• Use APA format for the paper. Review the APA materials located in the Library Research

Guide. • Name your document SU_MBA5005_W5_LastName_FirstInitial.doc

• Submit the paper to the Week 5 Dropbox by Day 7.

 

Individual Project Topics

 

 

If you select one of the topics below, you must alter the title for your paper. Do not use the exact title as provided in this list. Note: Topics related to social media cannot be used. General • Examples of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Business • Workplace Dispute Resolution in ________ and ________ (Select Countries) • A Comparison of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States and Two Other

Countries • Ethical and Legal Issues of Plagiarism • Legalization of Marijuana • Free Speech: The Evolution of Bullying Laws • When Can Schools Punish Students for Social Media Posts? • Free Speech and Businesses • An Exploration of Bribery Cases and U.S. Companies • Recent Developments in Cyber Crime • Current Cases in Corporate Crime • Your State’s Cases on Embezzlement • Emerging Law Involving E-Money • Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Requirements in YOUR STATE • Employer Liability for Employee’s Negligence, Intentional Torts and Crimes • Employee Rights in Intellectual Property • Employee Monitoring: Beware of the GPS on Your Company Phone (or similar device) • Issues in Contractual Capacity • The Statute of Frauds: A Review of its Use in Business Transactions • Product Liability Cases Based on Negligence • Strict Product Liability: A Review of Recent Cases • Whistleblowing • Employee Privacy Rights in the U.S. v. ________ (pick a foreign country) • New Issues in Employment Discrimination

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