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Legal Environment of Business I MGT 218-01 Syllabus Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business 19January11 Legal Environment of Business I MGT 218-01 CRN: 25919 3 Credit Hours MWF 10:00 am 10:50 am Spring 2011: January 19 May 9, 2011 Classroom: DS 274 Final Exam: Wednesday, May 11, 2011, Noon to 1:50 pm Instructor: Vincent T. Volpe, J.D., M.B.A., M.Ed., C.P.A. Assistant Professor of Management Office: DS 105 (NE corner of the first floor; near Entrepreneurship Center) Office Hours: MW 8:00 am -- 9:00 am; MWF 11:00 am -- 11:30 am; M 3:30 pm -- 4:30 pm; and by appointment (arranged via email correspondence) Telephone: (314) 977-2103 (Campus Office DS 105); If no answer, please send email. E-mail: volpevt@slu.edu Alternate Contact/ Drop-off materials with: Angela Coleman, Dept. Secretary, DS411; (314) 977-3878 Text: Contemporary Business and Online Commerce Law , Seventh Edition, Cheeseman, Henry R.; Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-13-608554-6. Course Description: Introduction to the U.S. legal system and to specific areas of the law such as torts, contracts, the law of agency and of business organizations. The course also covers American public law affecting business, including securities regulations, employment and international law. Global and ethical issues are considered throughout. Course Objectives: 1. To acquire an awareness of business ethics as well as potential conflicts between the law and ethics; to acquire a basic understanding of the court/legal system in the United States; to acquire a general knowledge of administrative, agency, constitutional, contract, corporation, employment, intellectual property, labor, partnership, product liability, securities and tort law. 2. To recognize areas of potential legal concern in the business environment 3. To understand legal reasoning and to be able to apply legal principles mastered in the classroom to business situations. Student Evaluation: Grading Scale A 4.0 93 100% 1 of 8 Legal Environment of Business I MGT 218-01 Syllabus Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business 19January11 A- 3.7 90 -- 92% B+ 3.3 87 - 89% B 3.0 83 - 86% B- 2.7 80 -- 82% C+ 2.3 77 - 79% C 2.0 73 - 76% C- 1.7 70 -- 72% D 1.0 60 - 69% F below 60% Weight of Requirements: 15% Participation/ Attendance 15% Writing Assignment (Due Friday, April 8, 2011) 20% Exam #1: Chs 1 6, 42, 43 20% Exam #2: Chs 7 17 30% Exam #3 (Final): Chs 29 41, 54 100% Note: There will be no extra credit assignments available to any student. Requirements: Participation/ Attendance (15%) : Class participation listening, note taking, referencing the text during class, answering and asking questions, and participating in any classroom discussions that may arise are all very important to your learning and as contributions to the learning of your classmates. The teachable moments are often created by student questions or comments and you are encouraged to raise points for discussion when you ... View Full Document

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