DeVry LAWS310 All Discussions Latest 2016 November
Subject: Law / General Law
DeVry LAWS310 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 suggests that businesses develop a code of ethics. How effective is a code of ethics in preventing unethical conduct? Review the sample code of ethics of Big Cheese Corporation in Chapter 8. Are there any clauses in this code that you believe need to be more specific? Why?
Corporate Social Responsibility? (graded)
What is corporate social responsibility? Provide two examples of corporations that meet that definition of corporate social responsibility and identify what they do that makes them socially responsible.
DeVry LAWS310 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November
Business Formations (graded)
A business may take one of the following forms: sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company. Choose one of the business formations and identify how it is created and the characteristics of that business formation. Provide support for your discussion.
Fiduciary Relationships (graded)
Corporate officers and directors owe fiduciary duties to the corporation. What is a fiduciary relationship? Identify at least two of the fiduciary duties and provide an example of each.
DeVry LAWS310 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November
What is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ)? Provide an example of a job that has a BFOQ.
Agents Versus Independent Contractors (graded)
Compare and contrast the differences between agents and independent contractors. Provide an example of each.
DeVry LAWS310 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November
Securities and Exchange Act (graded)
What was the purpose of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933 and do its provisions actually protect investors? Why or why not?
Antitrust Laws (graded)
Antitrust laws were enacted at a time when it seems that a handful of powerful men controlled commerce. Are they still relevant? Do you see any examples of monopolistic business practices today?
DeVry LAWS310 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November
Contract Formation (graded)
Read Case 10.1 in Chapter 10 of your textbook. Is the general release signed by Marder an enforceable contract? Identify each element of a contract and the facts that would support each element.
Why is the objective theory of contracts applied in determining whether a contract has been created? Why is the subjective intent of the parties not considered?
DeVry LAWS310 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November
Oral Agreements? (graded)
Read the summary of Case 14.1, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. v. McDavid in Chapter 14 of your text. Should businesspeople be bound to their oral word? Why or why not? Support your conclusion with references to the concepts discussed in your text.
Mitigation of Damages (graded)
What is mitigation of damages? Why does the law impose a duty on the nonbreaching party to mitigate damages?
DeVry LAWS310 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November
Internet Issues (graded)
The Internet has made the world smaller and enlarged our access to information. However, for every positive benefit of the Internet, there is a negative aspect. We have a loss of privacy, our financial profile can be compromised, and we cannot trust all information we access on the Internet. Do we operate as though the Internet has a foundation of trust? You should cite to examples and resources to support your opinion.
Deception on the Internet (graded)
Every day we read stories of people who engage in deception on the Internet, whether it is creating dating profiles that bear no likeness to what they really look like, or students who find information and pass it off as their own work. Should there be ethical standards for behavior on the Internet? What would you propose and how could those standards be enforced? Should people be able to say or do whatever they choose in an online environment? Are there circumstances in which information on the Internet should be censored? How do the United States and China differ in how each country allows its citizens' access to information on the Internet?