MGT 2150 – Business Law IWritten AssignmentLegal, Ethical, Social Responsibility AnalysisFormat, Requirements, and Grading CriteriaRequired FormatTitle to Paper – A Legal, Ethical, and Social Responsibility Analysis of _________Official School Cover Page with Author Certification StatementI.IntroductionStatement of purposes of paper and major analytical sectionsState topic to be examined and why importantTopic must be a current controversy involving business directly or indirectlyProvide adequate background information about topicII.Legal AnalysisA. IntroductionPurpose of this section of the paperStatement of laws to be usedLaws can be constitutional laws, statutes, case law, administrative rules and regulations, executive orders, and/or international treatiesLaws can be U.S. laws (federal, state, and/or local) or laws from foreign jurisdictionsB. Statement of Legal PrinciplesState the legal principles that will be governing your topicC. Application of Legal Principles to TopicApply the legal principles to your topic to determine in a well-reasoned manner the legality or illegality of topicD. Legal ConclusionStatement of legal conclusionNote: If there already is a legal conclusion by a court or other government tribunal, state whether you agree or disagree with the government’s legal conclusion based on the law.Transition sentence to ethics section.
III.Ethical AnalysisA. IntroductionPurpose of this section of paperStatement of ethical theory to be usedEthical theory can come from text, professor’s videos, or other academic sourcesB. Statement of Ethical Principles from an Ethical TheoryState the ethical principles to be used to determine the morality of your topicC. Application of Ethical Principles to TopicApply the ethical principles to your topic to determine in a well-reasoned manner the morality or immorality of the topicD. Moral Conclusion Statement of moral conclusionTransition sentence to social responsibility and sustainability sectionIV.Social Responsibility AnalysisA. IntroductionPurposes of this section of the paperB. Definition of “Social Responsibility”Definition of social responsibilityDefinitions can come from text, professor’s videos, or other academic sourcesC. Application of Definition to TopicIs company, firm, or organization acting in a socially responsible manner? Why or why not?Note: Even if company, firm, or organization is acting in a socially responsible manner provide at least two suggestions of what else the entity could be doing in these areas.Provide rationales for the company or organization acting in such a manner.V.Sustainability AnalysisA. IntroductionPurposes of this section of the paperB. Definition of “Sustainability”Definition of sustainability
Definitions can come from text, professor’s videos, or other academic sourcesC. Application of Definition to TopicIs company, firm, or organization acting in a sustainable manner? Why or why not?Note: Even if company, firm, or organization is acting in a sustainable manner provide at least two suggestions of what else the entity could be doing in these areas.Provide rationales for the company or organization acting in such a manner.VI.ConclusionRestatement of major conclusionsMake any predictions you deem appropriate as to possible legal as well as practical consequences.State any personal feelings or beliefs in the matter.Provide what you believe is a just solution and briefly explain why.VII.BibliographyRequirementsPaper topic must be approved by professorGroups (optional), up to five students, must be approved by professorSuggested length of paper is approximately 10-20 pages depending on topic or if group effortPaper must be double-spaced and in Word processing formatAPA style required for sources, citations, quotesReview of first drafts (optional) – Professor is willing to review first draft of paper if sent to professor no later than one week before end of term; first draft to be sent as a Word document attachment to a message in Canvas, with group leader copying all group members if relevantFinal version of paper to be submitted on Written Assignment link on left-hand course menu in CanvasIf group paper, each group member must individually upload paper (as well as place all paper PPs on Discussion Board)Paper counts for 30% of your gradePaper PPs (plus reply to one other student or group paper) count for 4% of gradeGrading Criteria Conformity of paper to required format and organizationClarity of writing styleConformity to APAGrammar, spelling, and punctuationAbility to discern issuesDepth of knowledge, that is, degree of substance to statements of principles, definition of terms, and recommendationsCritical thinking and level of reasoning, that is, the ability to reason from principles to logical conclusionsIntegration of paper, especially if group effort