How are the Federal District Courts, the Federal Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court different? How are they similar? What role do the various courts play in making or interpreting law that applies to businesses, employees of those firms, and for resolving or preventing conflict?

MOD 1 DQ 2

Select one of the functions of law. Identify the function you selected and explain how it is important to American society. Provide at least one example.

MOD 2 DQ 1

When an employee learns of apparent illegal conduct by his/her employer, does the employee have an ethical duty to become a whistle blower? Why or why not? How should a company regulate ethical conduct within the organization?

MOD 2 DQ 2

Why is "white-collar" crime a social problem? How do you think this type of crime should be dealt with or handled? Why?


Can an individual enter into a contract without being aware of it and still be bound by its terms? Why or why not? Cite an example of a voidable and non-voidable contract.


When you go to a department store and purchase an item, what have you done according to contract law? How does this affect the common consumer?

MOD 4 DQ 1

Do you think supporting non-competition clauses in employment agreements is good public policy? Why or why not? Provide an example that supports your position.

MOD 4 DQ 2

Does the Statute of Frauds -– a legal principle from the 1600s -– still make sense in today's commercial world? Why or why not?

How is ethics and ethical behavior apparent in corporate culture? What is the relationship between law, values, and ethical behavior? How do these work in unison to ensure business success? Are there times when law, values, and ethical behavior may not work in unison?

MOD 5 DQ 2

What role do personality, national culture, and organizational culture play in influencing an individual's ethics?

MOD 6 DQ 1

Why has marketing continuously been a focus of concern in regard to both the legal and ethical representation of companies? Do you think this concern is warranted? Why or why not?

MOD 6 DQ 2

Should there be an increase in regulation enacted to cause companies to better market their products and services? Why or why not? Provide an example to support your response.

MOD 7 DQ 1

Give an example of one government employee law that you think people may take advantage of and how people take advantage of it.

MOD 7 DQ 2

Under which circumstances do you think an employee should be monitored? Based on the circumstances you have identified, how often should the employee be monitored?

MOD 8 DQ 1

What are the implications of conflicts of interest and how do they impact corporations? Using the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, give an example of a potential conflict of interest that could arise in business, and your recommendation for how that conflict or potential conflict could be resolved.

MOD 8 DQ 2

Should employee communications be reviewed for ethical and moral reasons? Is this better handled proactively or reactively? Why?