The Current Business Law Topic assignment will be made up of two parts. The first will be a one-page memorandum summarizing a legal item of interest from a business periodical which is relevant to the study of business and law and your thoughts on the issues and concepts presented. The second will be a simulated presentation where you share your learning with the class.
Your memo should address how it relates to the focus of our studies in our class. Topics can be selected from a wide range of sources. However, a link to your selected article must be included in your memo along with a full APA citation for your article so that I can locate it and read it.
As the second part of this assignment, you will make a 3-5 slide presentation for your classmates which communicates the ideas you discuss in your memo. Your presentation should be 3-5 minutes. As part of the PPT presentation, you should annotate your speaker’s notes in the area that PowerPoint provides or use the narration feature of PowerPoint. These options are the simulated presentation. Thus, your classmates will learn from your work. Both your memo and your PowerPoint presentation will be distributed to your classmates.
The topic for your memo can center on topics we have discussed in class or will discuss in class, or a business law topic or issue that is of particular interest to you. You must select an article from a credible source. I offer the following as an abbreviated list of possible periodicals as sources for articles. Many of these and other sources have online resources or are available online. There are a number of resources available through ProQuest and/or EBSCOHost which are available to through Cascadia Community College. The article selected must be at least 1000 words in length. I would suggest you take advantage of our library resources.
The Wall Street Journal
The Puget Sound Business Journal Harvard Business Review
Any Law Journal from any law school
The Seattle Times
Journal of Business Ethics
Any Federal or State court case from any reporter
GUIDE FOR THE MEMO
Your memo should briefly summarize the article. I would suggest that no more than 1/4 or the memo be used for this purpose.
Follow your summary with an analysis of the article and how it applies to the study of business and management I would suggest approximately 1/2 of the page be used for this purpose. The remaining space should be used to convey your reflection on the article, i.e. specify your conclusions, opinions based on your analysis, and how the knowledge you gained relates to your understanding of business and/or management and the legal environment, and how it can be applied.
Please insure you have cited the article correctly within your memo. Your memo should be single spaced. Within your memo and during your presentation, comment on your opinion of the validity of your source and why.