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Business Law and Ethics
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Law, in its simplest form, is used to protect one party from another. For instance, laws protect customers from being exploited by companies. Laws protect companies from other companies. Laws even protect citizens and corporations from the government. However, law is neither perfect nor all encompassing. This course will introduce the student to the laws and ethical standards that managers must abide by in the course of conducting business. Laws and ethics almost always shape a company's decision-making process; a bank cannot charge any interest rate it wants to charge that rate must be appropriate. By the end of this course, the student will have a clear understanding of the legal and ethical environment in which businesses operate. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Identify sources of law in the United States; Describe the function and role of courts in the US legal system; Differentiate litigation from methods of alternative dispute resolution; List the elements of the major torts; List the essential elements of a valid contract; Describe how a contract can fail; Summarize the remedies available for breach of contract; Distinguish between real and personal property; Identify the various interests in real property and how they pass; Identify the requirements to hold various rights under intellectual property laws; Analyze the impact of the digital era on intellectual property rights; Distinguish between at-will employment and contractual employment; Identify laws that generally regulate the employer-employee relationship; Identify criminal acts related to the business world; Define white collar crime; Describe the various forms of business organization; Identify the major laws regulating business in the United States; Identify major ethical concerns in business today. (Business Administration 205)

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Business and Communication
General Law
Law
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Assessment
Full Course
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
11/10/2011
Computer-Aided Exercises in Civil Procedure, 7th Edition
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The sixth edition, first published as an ebook, and this seventh edition carry forward the philosophy and structure of the earlier editions. This book is not a comprehensive treatise on the subject of civil procedure, yet it provides a mixture of expository text, cases, and self-testing questions in nearly all of the major areas of the subject.

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General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Provider Set:
The eLangdell Bookstore
Author:
Douglas McFarland
Roger Park
Date Added:
06/21/2012
Contract Doctrine, Theory & Practice - Volume 1
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This is Volume 1 in a three volume series written for Contracts Law. The first semester of law school is mostly about learning to speak a new legal language (but emphatically not ŇlegaleseÓ), to formulate and evaluate legal arguments, to become comfortable with the distinctive style of legal analysis. We could teach these skills using almost any legal topic. But we begin the first-year curriculum with subjects that pervade the entire field of law. Contract principles have a long history and they form a significant part of the way that lawyers think about many legal problems. As you will discover when you study insurance law, employment law, family law, and dozens of other practice areas, your knowledge of contract doctrine and theory will be invaluable.

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General Law
Law
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Textbook
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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The eLangdell Bookstore
Author:
J.H. Verkerke
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Contract Doctrine, Theory & Practice - Volume 2
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This is Volume 2 in a three volume series written for Contracts Law. The first semester of law school is mostly about learning to speak a new legal language (but emphatically not "legalese"), to formulate and evaluate legal arguments, to become comfortable with the distinctive style of legal analysis. We could teach these skills using almost any legal topic. But we begin the first-year curriculum with subjects that pervade the entire field of law. Contract principles have a long history and they form a significant part of the way that lawyers think about many legal problems. As you will discover when you study insurance law, employment law, family law, and dozens of other practice areas, your knowledge of contract doctrine and theory will be invaluable.

Subject:
General Law
Law
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Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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The eLangdell Bookstore
Author:
J.H. Verkerke
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Contract Doctrine, Theory and Practice - Volume 3
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This is Volume 3 in a three volume series written for Contracts Law. Its former title is "Collaborative Teaching Materials for Contracts."

The first semester of law school is mostly about learning to speak a new legal language (but emphatically not “legalese”), to formulate and evaluate legal arguments, to become comfortable with the distinctive style of legal analysis. We could teach these skills using almost any legal topic. But we begin the first-year curriculum with subjects that pervade the entire field of law. Contract principles have a long history and they form a significant part of the way that lawyers think about many legal problems. As you will discover when you study insurance law, employment law, family law, and dozens of other practice areas, your knowledge of contract doctrine and theory will be invaluable.

Subject:
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Provider Set:
The eLangdell Bookstore
Author:
J.H. Verkerke
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Criminal Justice:  An Overview of the System (2nd Ed.)
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This book provides an overview of the criminal justice system of the United States. It is intended to provide the introductory student a concise yet balanced introduction to the workings of the legal system as well as policing, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Six chapters, each divided into five sections, provide the reader a consistent, comfortable format as well as providing the instructor with a consistent framework for ease of instructional design.

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General Law
Law
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Adam McKee
Author:
Adam J. McKee
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Criminal Law
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Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components. It is so much easier to memorize and comprehend the subject matter when it is simplified this way. However, becoming proficient in the law takes more than just memorization. You must be trained to take the laws you have studied and apply them to various fact patterns. Most students are expected to do this automatically, but application must be seen, experienced, and practiced before it comes naturally. Thus the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Some of the examples come from cases, and some are purely fictional. All the examples are memorable, even quirky, so they will stick in your mind and be available when you need them the most (like during an exam). After a few chapters, you will notice that you no longer obsess over an explanation that doesn’t completely make sense the first time you read it—you will just skip to the example. The examples clarify the principles for you, lightening the workload significantly.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Criminal Justice
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Anonyous
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview
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'Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview' emerged from the undergraduate students’ final assignment in JS-419 on Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice at the University of Regina's Department of Justice Studies, Canada. This book focused on decolonization of multiple justice-related areas, such as policing, the court system, prison, restorative justice, and the studies of law and criminology. This is quite likely one of the few student-led book projects in Canada covering the range of decolonization topics. Ten student authors explored the concept of decolonization in law, policing, prison, court, mental health, transitional justice and restorative justice. We are grateful to receive funding support from the University of Regina’s OER Publishing Program Small Project Grant, which enabled us to hire a professional copy editor for the book.

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‘Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview’ emerged from the undergraduate students’ final assignment in JS-419 on Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice at the University of Regina’s Department of Justice Studies, Canada. This book focused on decolonization of multiple justice-related areas, such as policing, the court system, prison, restorative justice, and the studies of law and criminology. This is quite likely one of the few student-led book projects in Canada covering the range of decolonization topics. Ten student authors explored the concept of decolonization in law, policing, prison, court, mental health, transitional justice and restorative justice. We are grateful to receive funding support from the University of Regina’s OER Publishing Program Small Project Grant, which enabled us to hire a professional copy editor for the book.

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Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Criminal Justice
English Language Arts
General Law
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Law
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Regina
Author:
Charmine Cortez
Geena Holding
Hamza Said
Jenna Smith
Kayla Schick
Kudzai Mudyara
Megan Korchak
Muhammad Asadullah
Nicola Kimber
Noor Shawush
Stephanie Dawndyck
Date Added:
01/14/2022
Evidence: Jury Impeachment
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The anti-jury impeachment rule, contained in Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) and state counterparts, is a rule preventing the admission of jury testimony or statements in connection with an inquiry into the validity of the verdict, subject to certain exceptions. Through a series of cases and hypotheticals drawn from actual cases, this chapter gives readers a roadmap for how to address any jury impeachment issue in practice.

Subject:
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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The eLangdell Bookstore
Author:
Colin Miller
Date Added:
03/21/2012
Fundamentals of Business Law
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Undergraduate business law textbook written by Melissa Randall and Community College of Denver Students in collaboration with lawyers and business professionals for use in required 200 level business law courses in the United States. This book is an introductory survey of the legal topics required in undergraduate business law classes.

Subject:
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Community College of Denver
Author:
Community College of Denver Students
Melissa Randall
Date Added:
05/06/2020
Government Powers and Limitations
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This volume focuses on constitutional doctrine and law in the areas of government powers and limitations. It includes excerpts of landmark cases related to the judiciary and executive, contracts and takings clauses, and due process. The excerpts include the constitutional issues in these cases that are related to government powers and limitations with other questions of law and dicta omitted.

Subject:
General Law
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Collected Works
Rorie Spill Solberg
Date Added:
02/12/2024
Human Rights Here and Now: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Read the Fine Print
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This book is a tool for bringing the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the lives of people in the United States: kindergartens and unions, Scout troops and senior citizens centers, religious organizations and prison programs. Although obviously useful for educators in schools and colleges, Human Rights Here and Now was also written to serve the needs of community organizers and activists.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Human Rights Resources Center
Author:
Nancy Flowers
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Human Rights in Brief
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In all civilized nations, attempts are made to define and buttress human rights. The core of the concept is the same everywhere: Human rights are the rights that one has simply because one is human. They are universal and equal. The following pubilcation gives an overview of Human Rights across the globe.

Subject:
General Law
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
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This is not a comprehensive citation reference work. Its limited aim is to serve as a tutorial on how to cite the most widely referenced types of U.S. legal material, taking account of local norms and the changes in citation practice forced by the shift from print to electronic sources. It begins with an introductory unit. That is followed immediately by one on "how to cite" the categories of authority that comprise a majority of the citations in briefs and legal memoranda. Using the full table of contents one can proceed through this material in sequence. The third unit, organized around illustrative examples, is intended to be used either for review and reinforcement of the prior "how to" sections or as an alternative approach to them. One can start with it since the illustrative examples for each document type are linked back to the relevant "how to" principles.

Subject:
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Provider Set:
The eLangdell Bookstore
Author:
Peter Martin
Date Added:
01/01/2013
Introduction to Contract Drafting and Transactional Practice by Ben Fernandez
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Transactional Drafting: Introduction to Contract Drafting and Transactional Practice contains a condensed presentation of all of the topics typically covered in an upper-level law school class on contract drafting. The book covers drafting from scratch including writing in plain English (not using legalese), avoiding ambiguity, and drafting covenants, rights and prohibitions consistently (using "will" or "shall" for covenants, "may" for rights, and "will not" or "shall not" for prohibitions). And it covers contract organization, from the title and the exordium to the core covenant, deal provisions and "boilerplate," to the testimonium and the signature blocks. The book also includes material on getting up to speed before you start drafting and brainstorming for contingencies after you have finished. In addition to drafting from scratch the book introduces students to the wide range of skills involved in transactional practice. There are chapters on revising form documents, both when you are the original drafter and when you represent the other side. Also, the book includes chapters on negotiating contract language, handling a closing (i.e., verifying authority and getting the documents signed), dealing with ethical issues that arise in contract drafting and execution, drafting a contract amendment, and using computers to draft contracts. Transactional Drafting includes everything students need to know to “hit the ground running” as a transactional attorney.

The chapters of the book are as follows:

1.Getting up to Speed (familiarizing yourself with the client's business and interviewing the client to flush out all the terms of the deal)

2.Drafting Covenants, Rights, Prohibitions and Descriptions (using "will" or "shall" and "may")

3.Avoiding Potentially Ambiguous Words and Phrases (time periods, numbers, misplaced modifiers, indefinite pronoun references)

4.Organizing a Contract’s Beginning Sections (title, exordium, background, definitions, reps and warranties)

5.Drafting the Core Covenant and Organizing Deal Provisions (core covenant, duration, additional provisions)

6.Organizing a Contract’s Ending Sections (termination, cancellation, boilerplate, testimonium, signature blocks)

7.Brainstorming for Future Contingencies (additional provisions to better protect the client, indemnity, insurance, waivers, liability limits)

8.Drafting with Precedent Documents (sources, evaluating samples, revising language)

9. Tailoring Precedent Documents for a Deal (making revisions consistent, determining the effect on other provisions)

10.Revising the Other Side’s Completed Documents (qualifying language, limiting scope, inserting conditions)

11.Negotiating Contract Provisions (preparation, advancing the client's interests without killing the deal)

12.Ethical Issues in Contract Drafting (revisions to signed documents, unenforceable provisions, notarization after the fact)

13.Getting the Contract Signed (closing the deal)

14.Drafting with Document Assembly Programs and Closing with Online Resources (using artificial intelligence for contract drafting)

15.Drafting a Contract Amendment (sample form for amendments)

In addition, the appendix to the book has numerous examples of contract provisions, checklists, exercises and sample documents as well as an introduction to the documents typically used for a commercial real estate loan (promissory note, guaranty, loan agreement, mortgage, and security agreement).

Subject:
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Fernandez Ben
Date Added:
12/06/2022
Land Use
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This text explores the laws governing the use of land. Sometimes narrowly focused, often intensely local, land use regulation may give the impression of a highly specialized field with small stakes.The text is divided into three parts: First, we will survey the ordinary, local administrative scheme of land use regulation. The cases in this section are intended to establish what that system is and what itŐs standards are. In the second part of the course, we will turn our attention to cases illustrating litigation attacks on the ordinary administrative scheme. The purpose here is not, as it was in the first part, to understand better the standards the administrators should apply, but to understand the constraints imposed on the contents of local laws, the procedures of enactment and permitting, and the composition of local lawmaking bodies. In the third part, we focus on the distributive concerns raised by land use regulation. The regulatory takings doctrine has gone from, literally, nothing, to wrestling to disentangle distributive concerns from substantive ones, to trying to craft either rules or standards to identify regulations that go Ňtoo farÓ and should be considered ŇtakingsÓ within the meaning of the Fifth Amendment. We will consider what the doctrineŐs purposes are, how it should be governed, and how it should be invoked as a procedural matter.

Subject:
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Provider Set:
The eLangdell Bookstore
Author:
Christian Turner
Date Added:
03/21/2012
L'argumentation juridique
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L’expertise du juriste ou de l’avocat ne s’arrête pas à la maîtrise du droit. Il doit non seulement pouvoir déterminer les règles de droit applicables dans une situation donnée, mais aussi savoir les utiliser et les présenter pour convaincre un juge du bien-fondé de la position qu’il défend. Dans cette veine, il est nécessaire de pouvoir argumenter de manière pertinente et convaincante.

Il existe de nombreuses manières d’argumenter. Sans chercher à toutes les présenter, nous tenterons ici de vous présenter quelques éléments pour vous aider à construire vos premiers argumentaires juridiques.

Ressource éducative libre pour le cours CML 1611 Compétences et habiletés juridiques à l’Université d’Ottawa (Faculté de droit – Common Law).

Subject:
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Ottowa
Author:
Anne Levesque
Camille Bontems
France Courtemanche
Date Added:
09/23/2022
Law for Entrepreneurs
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This textbook provides context and essential concepts across the entire range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal acumen necessary for businesspeople to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials—and to their own lawyers.

Subject:
Business and Communication
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice by Ben Fernandez
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Legal Writing I & II; Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice contains a brief discussion of all of the topics covered in a law school courses on legal writing, including a typical first semester course on legal research, analysis and writing an objective memorandum, as well as a second semester course on persuasion and writing an appellate brief, motion to dismiss or motion for summary judgment. The discussion focuses on the basics of analogical reasoning and persuasion and leaves out the minutiae. Each topic is taken one step at a time, with each step building on the step before it. The sources of law are presented first, then legal research, and reading and analyzing cases and statutes. The book covers analogizing a case to a fact pattern and marshaling the relevant facts to the elements of a statutory rule next. And then first section of the book concludes with legal citation, CRAC and CREAC, and writing a legal research memorandum. The text also includes a lot of samples and examples of how the author would write a case brief, a legal memoranda and an appellate brief, as well as an appendix with charts, outlines and exercises students can use to practice these skills. Legal Writing I & II; Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice covers all the skills students need to know to work at a law firm, and everything students have to learn to begin practicing in litigation department of a firm.

The chapters of the book are as follows:

1.Sources of Law (Local Ordinances and Bylaws, State and Federal Law: Statutes, Regulations, Cases, Executive Orders, International Treaties, Compacts, and Agreements)

2.Legal Research (Secondary Sources, Researching Statutes, Researching Cases, Paper Research v. Computer Research)

3.Briefing Cases (Facts, Issue, Rule, Holding, Reasoning)

4.Applying Cases and Analogical Reasoning (Analogizing a Case to a Fact Pattern, Distinguishing a Case from a Fact Pattern)

5.Analyzing Statutes and Marshaling Facts (Determining a Statutory Formula, Definitions, Marshaling Facts to a Statutory Rule, Comparing a Case Interpreting a Statutory Rule to a Fact Pattern)

6.Citation (How to Cite Cases, How to Cite Statutes and Regulations, Quotations, Signals, Parentheticals, Reference Materials)

7.IRAC (Issue, Rule, Application, Conclusion, Using “IREAC” when it is Necessary to Explain the Rule, Using “Ferrari Has Really Cool Race Cars” when it is Necessary to Analogize or Distinguish a Case, Synthesizing a Rule from Multiple Cases, Explaining and Applying a Rule with Multiple Cases)

8. Objective Legal Memoranda (Organization of a Research Memo, Sample Memo)

9. Other Examples of Legal writing (Client Letters, Exam Answers)

10. Improving Your Writing (Additional Tips and Resources)

11. Credibility in Persuasive Writing (the importance of writing well)

12. Bias (Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, Dealing with Bias in Others)

13. Ethical Rules for Advocacy (Competence, Diligent, Honesty and Fairness)

14. Civil and Appellate Procedure (Rules for the Form and Content of Briefs and Memos)

15. Requirements for Civil Motions and Standards of Review for Appeals

16. Persuasive Writing (Writing Persuasive Facts, Writing Persuasive Arguments)

17. Memoranda in Support of Motions (Applying the Rules of Civil Procedure to a Sample Memo)

18. Motion Session (Arguing a Motion Before a Trial Court Judge)

19. Appellate Briefs (Applying the Rules of Appellate Procedure to a Sample Brief)

20. Oral Argument (Arguing an Appeal before a Panel of Appellate Court Judges)

In addition, there are numerous examples, exercises and sample documents in the appendix.

Subject:
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Fernandez Ben
Date Added:
12/06/2022