Business Law/Legal Environment of Business (P. Orr)
TERM PAPER ASSIGNMENT
POINTS: UP TO 35 points
(But, FOR A REALLY GREAT PAPER IN MY OPINION, I MAY MARK IT “35+” which is WORTH an ADDITIONAL ½ Letter-grade boost (= about 10 points added) ON FINAL GRADES.)
FORMAT: SINGLE-SPACED, printed on paper (no emails or online) ALL PAGES STAPLED TOGETHER. DO NOT USE FOLDER OR COVERS (e.g., NO PLASTIC COVERS). DO NOT ADD GRAPHIC (IMAGES). USING QUOTATIONS: IF YOU QUOTE AN ARTICLE, KEEP IT SMALL. USE YOUR OWN WORDS AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. COMMON WORDSM PHRASES AND LEGAL TERMS DO NOT NEED QUOTE MARKS (“”), BUT DO NOT SIMPLY COPY LANGUAGE (SUCH AS FULL SENTENCES) FROM ARTICLES WITHOUT PROPER QUOTATION and NAMING THE SOURCE.
PLAIN ENGLISH IS GOOD!
DO BOTH PARTS 1 AND 2:
SUBJECT: pick any business, in the sense of, one business organization (such as Samsung), or a business as done by several organizations (such as, Samsung and Apple, or wearable computing, or soccer league, or professional soccer in general, or a cosmetics company, or, the cosmetics business). You can pick a group involved with some products (say, bicycle designers, makers or shops; or cosmetics), or a non-profit organization (such as an environmental protection fund or a church organization), which is close enough, as it touches on business, so I mean “business” in the broadest sense: it has some form of organization, uses money, hires people, provides some product or service or entertainment, etc.
Pick at least the 2 articles FROM THE LAST 2 MONTHS that show some current aspects or players in that business/activity. Then, in your own words (as much as you can), (1) summarize what these articles tell us about the current state of that business/these players. Then, do a bit more research, and briefly explain to me a wider picture: (2) who are major players in this business? (3) what kinds of organizations are they commonly in? For example, are they corporations? Large Ones? Smaller Ones? (4) What are some main law/regulations they operate under? and (5) what are major changes happening to this business, for example, are they growing and hiring more people now? Are there new technologies affecting their business, such as new ways to shop and choose their products?
Size: a few pages, up to several. The more completely you explore the things, the better. You should number your answers (1) to (5) as shown above.
Part one; lines of business, organization, or bank, services: NFL, apple, football…,
1. Two or more recent articles, summaries current state
2. Who are the major players
3. What kind of organizations
4. Main laws/regulations? (Ex: regulator, corporate laws, taxes, employment
safety law, product safety law)
5. Major changes in business?
Part 2: MAKE UP STORIES OF VIOLATIONS OF UNFAIR COMPETITION LAWS:
TELL VERY SHORT STORIES (FROM ONE SENTENCE TO A FEW) OF AN IMAGINARY BUSINESS OR BUSINESSES (SIMPLY) DOINGEACH OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS (THESE ARE THE ACTS VIOLATING THUS LAW.) NOTE: THIS IS IN DIFFERENT ORDER FROM THE ACTUAL LAW, SO STUDENTS WILL NOT COPY OLDER PAPERS. MAKE EACH ONE SEPARATE: NUMBER EACH SEPARATESTORY, IN ORDER, MATCHING THE NUMBERS BELOW:
Part Two: describe (tell a little story) an imaginary business doing each thing.
Is lying about misrepresenting the affiliation, connection, or association with, or certification by another.
Ex; Joe’s Sprots store has in ads, claiming Michael Jordan wears and recommends joe’s shoes