MGMT 346 CSUF United States Mexico Canada Trade Fact Sheet Research Paper The required legal research topic for the research paper is: “Is the new trade ag

MGMT 346 CSUF United States Mexico Canada Trade Fact Sheet Research Paper The required legal research topic for the research paper is: “Is the new trade agreement negotiated by President Trump with Mexico and Canada to replace NAFTA more beneficial or more harmful to the United States economy than NAFTA? Discuss both views and explain. .” Write a paper discussing and answering the above question. This is a legal research and analysis report. You must cite, discuss and apply at least 3 appellate cases (domestic or international) or published articles or published treatises on the topic not presented in the text or case book on each side of the issue. Grades higher than a C are earned with more and relevant research, with well-organized and explained arguments. You may not cite cases which you have been assigned to brief as part of the homework assignments. Do not cite our text book or any other text book. You must properly cite the cases (by caption and citation). You can use the internet to locate information, but you need to properly cite it. Internet citations (eg. LexisNexis.® or Westlaw ®) receive NO credit. If you need assistance researching, you should contact the research librarians for assistance. YOU WILL TURN IN YOUR DRAFT RESEARCH CITATIONS SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE THE TERM REPORT IS DUE. The research papers must be not less than four (4) pages, double-spaced, and no more than 6 pages. Papers submitted outside the page authorization will receive at least 1 grade reduction; do not submit more than 6 pages nor less than 4 pages. Write effectively! You MUST provide a table of authorities (which is not included within the page number restrictions) listing the caption and citation for each case cited (using the primary citation) in alphabetical order, and in a separate following section, list any published articles or treatises you cited. CALIFORNIA STATE
UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON
International Law for Business
(Mgmt 346)
Section 02-21543 Tuesday7pm
Course SYLLABUS, SPR 2020
version-0
Professor Carl Pentis
Classroom: LH 320
MIHAYLO COLLEGE OF
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
DEPARTMENT OF
MANAGEMENT
Office: SGMH 5385
Law Office telephone: (714)385-9682
Cell (text or call me!): (310)594-0869
Office hours: Monday 5-6 pm and by
appointment
Whole grades only; no plus or minus
School Office e-mail:
cpentis@fullerton.edu
Law Firm e-mail:carlpentis@gmail.com
Law Firm fax: (714) 385-9686
Class day, hours and location: Tuesday
7:00 to 9:45 p.m.
Course Description From the CSUF Catalog
Prerequisite: Management 246 or equivalent.
Textbook and Other Course Materials
The course text is International Business Law and its Environment, by Schaffer, Agusti,
Dhooge, Published by Cengage Learning, (10ed). ISBN 9781305972599
This text is required for the course. There is no substitute nor alternative text.
I will provide links to PowerPoint presentations and other select added course materials
on the course website.
Course Mechanics and Procedures
Open-Door Policy. My policy has always been “open-door.” Therefore, you should not
hesitate to contact me in person or by e-mail1 or telephone. Please consider texting me
with questions whenever possible as I am able to respond to a text very quickly! I keep
my cell phone with me (except when I am in trial or a court hearing, movie, umpiring or
refereeing a game, or with my grandchildren) so I see your questions as you send them
and thus have an opportunity to answer them quickly. However, when you are informing
1
Please be advised that e-mails may contain confidential information such as grades.
Therefore, consider whether other people (e.g., family members or employers) have
access to your e-mail address before transmitting or requesting confidential information
in an e-mail.
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me of an upcoming calendar conflict resulting in you missing a class and are seeking
permission to submit the homework in a later class session, that needs to be via email
(my law firm email also shows up on my cell phone carlpentis@gmail.com ) so send that
request via carlpentis@gmail.com (you need to submit a hard copy of my late homework
authorization for the homework credit, so request it via email.)
Reading. We will cover many chapters from the text during the semester. Course
readings will include chapters from the text plus the assigned cases cited below (some
supplemental materials will be posted on the course website for your reading.}
Bring your text to all class sessions since we will refer to it frequently.
Teaching Methods and Typical Class Sessions. The teaching methods will be lecture
using the Socratic method and analysis of case studies, also using the Socratic method.
It is my policy that you attend and be prepared for each class session. Reading and
outlining the text is important, but regular class attendance and participation will enhance
and clarify the material presented in the text. On a more tangible level, class attendance
and case briefing participation will be part of your course grade. Also, case studies and
examples discussed in class often become inspiration for exam questions. The typical
class session will consist of review of and questions about previously-covered material,
lecture as to new material, small group discussions regarding the case studies in the text,
and concluding questions and remarks.
Academic Dishonesty. “Academic dishonesty includes such things as cheating, inventing
false information or citations, plagiarism, and helping someone else commit an act of
academic dishonesty. It usually involves an attempt by a student to show possession of
a level of knowledge or skill which he or she does not possess” (CSUF Catalog, page 73).
For a more complete discussion of academic dishonesty in general and terms such as
“cheating” and “plagiarism” in particular as well as consequences for academic
dishonesty, please refer to the CSUF Catalog, pages 73-74 and 77. In accordance with
the matters set forth therein, it is my rule to award a score of zero for any violation, and I
reserve the right to report any violation to the appropriate CSUF administrator(s).
You must place your name and course roster number (usually 1-40 from the course
sign in sheet) on all materials submitted to me for grading. This includes homework,
reports and tests (You lose one point of credit for each assignment not fulfilling this
requirement.)
Study Guides. The PowerPoint presentations used in my classes can serve as study
guides as well as outlines for taking notes during lectures.
Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices. Please turn off all cell phones and other handheld electronic devices during class. (Note that “off” does not include “vibrate.”) No one
needs to talk on the phone or receive/send a text message during class. Penalties for
violation of this admonition include confiscation, humiliation and deduction of
attendance/participation points. Additionally, while the use of laptop computers is
permitted during class, I reserve the right to revoke this permission at any time.
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Arriving to Class Late or Leaving Class Early. While also not advisable, it is better to
attend part of a class than to miss class entirely. Please be quiet and courteous if you
arrive late or leave early. If possible, please provide advance notice of a late arrival or
early departure.
E-mail. I plan to send group e-mails to all students enrolled in this class from time to time
during the semester. Therefore, please check your CSUF e-mail account regularly so
you do not miss important announcements which might involve procedural issues such
as class cancellation or substantive issues such as changes in the course
curriculum/requirements.
Legal Advice. Please direct all of your personal legal inquiries to an attorney of your
choice (not me) or the College Legal Clinic, which can be contacted at (657) 278-5850.
Also, I can provide referrals in the areas of business law and family law.
Make-up Exams. Any professor reserves the right to give – or not give – a make-up
exam at his or her discretion. I believe that a make-up exam should be given if the student
has some kind of good cause for not being able to take any exam according to the exam
schedule set forth in this syllabus. Examples of good cause can include a previouslyscheduled commitment (school-related or not), a medical issue, or an unanticipated bad
event (such as a recent death in the family or a vehicular accident just before the exam).
The need for a make-up exam should be communicated to me in person, by telephone
or by e-mail at your earliest opportunity. Examples of situations that are not good cause
can include oversleeping, having another exam on the same day, or your decision
(usually not communicated until after the exam) to participate in another activity where
your participation may be preferable (to you at least) and perhaps even laudatory. A
make-up exam must be arranged prior to the regularly-scheduled exam except when it
would not be practical to do so. It will be your responsibility to contact me to schedule a
make-up exam. As a general rule, the earlier you communicate your request for a makeup exam to me, the more lenient I am about the good cause requirement. On the other
hand, last-minute or after-the-fact requests will be viewed with suspicion and therefore
the good cause requirement will be strictly enforced.
Make-up exams (and acceptance of late homework) will be given only upon a showing of good
cause (e.g., an verified emergency or a previously-scheduled, previously approved by the
instructor, unavoidable critical conflict). However, NO make-up final exam will be given except
for reason of illness or other verified qualifying emergency. In the event of a previously
scheduled, instructor approved, unavoidable critical conflict, it will be your responsibility to
contact me to schedule a make-up exam, prior to your approved absence from class exam.
Simply not showing up to class for the exam does not entitle to you a make-up exam. In the event
of an emergency, it will be your responsibility to contact me to schedule a make-up exam
prior to your return to class. If a make-up exam is allowed, the make-up exams will likely be
taken at the CSUF Department of Management office during the Dept. of Management Office
hours (you must start the make-up exam at least 1 ½ hours before the office closes). If the makeup exam is allowed, it must be on or before your return to class after your absence. This policy is
necessary to ensure that students have the same approximate amount of time to prepare for exams,
and not benefit through the delaying of an exam for non-emergency/critical reasons. This helps
keep the exam playing field even. Be prepared to provide written documentation to support your
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emergency or unavoidable critical conflict. Late homework is only accepted within 2 class nights
of the original due date, and must be submitted no later than the night of the exam for which the
late homework chapter is being tested. You can receive up to 3 out of the 5 points for late
homework.
Course Grading
Your course grade will be determined as follows:
Exams. There will be three exams (the third test is the final) which will each be comprised
of 40 multiple-choice questions (5 points each) and one essay question (40 points), with
the tests each worth 240 points each. (use Scantron Form No. 882-E and paper I will
provide). All exams will be completed in one hour and 15 minutes (this includes a 10
minute appeal period.) The multiple choice questions come from the assigned chapters
in the textbook, chapter power points, handouts, and cases identified in the assigned
chapters or assigned by me. The essay questions are based on the cases assigned for
briefing. This is a Cengage text that has MindTap available (study aid material and
sample test banks for practice). I use the test banks from Cengage for this class (with
some revisions of course), so practicing on the sample test banks will be of benefit to
you!)
Homework Assignments: due the start of class for the chapter(s) and cases assigned for
that night’s class
Assigned Case Briefs for the Chapter Cases: You do not need to do an IRAC case brief on all
the court cases in the text chapters (as described above), but rather you only are required to prepare
the IRAC case briefs for the specific court cases listed on the Syllabus SCHEDULE page. Posted
on the class website, is information “An introduction to legal research,” “how to brief a case using
the IRAC method” (Issue, Rule, Analysis and Conclusion) required elements of your case brief
which has been prepared for you, and “How to Cite a Case.”. The IRAC method is the format you
will follow to brief each SYLLABUS SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED. Learning how to brief a
law case is something you will learn over the first 3 to 4 sessions of this class….so….just give it
your effort in advance of the first class…and you will learn more how to do briefing during the
class (as you will be volunteering to brief the cases during class to earn credits…of course I will
“assist” you in the process.) I AM POSTING MY COURT CASE NOTES ON THE COURT
CASES YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO IRAC CASE BRIEF TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE
ISSUE, FACT, LAW AND HOLDING FOR EACH IDENTIFIED CASE. Each case brief should
be concise, but separately cover the IRAC elements. Make sure you properly cite the case on your
brief and have its abbreviated title on the brief! The case briefs are to be type written, with the case
briefs with you to use during class (so you need an original-to keep, and copy- to turn into me at
the start of class!)
YOU SHOULD READ EACH ASSIGNED CHAPTER IN ITS ENTIRITY BEFORE CLASS
SO THE LECTURE WILL MAKE MORE SENSE TO YOU. YOU SHOULD READ ALL
CASES IN THE ASSIGNED CHAPTERS, WHETHER THEY ARE AN ASSIGNED TO
BRIEF OR NOT. THE CASES ARE REAL LIVE EXAMPLES OF APPLYING THE LAW
YOU ARE LEARNING IN THE CHAPTER TO REAL FACT PROBLEMS. ALL CASES ARE
ALSO ELGIBLE TEST MATERIAL.
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Quizzes: There are 3 quizzes issued throughout the semester on the chapters designated in the
assignment section of this syllabus. Quizzes 1 and 2 are worth 10 points each and Quiz 3 is worth
5 points. The quizzes are low in points as they are designed to show you the forms of the questions
you may encounter on the exams, as well as to encourage you to study as you go (rather than just
cram at the last moment for an exam.) THERE ARE NO MAKE UP QUIZES. YOU CANNOT
TAKE THEM EARLY, AND YOU CANNOT TAKE THEM LATE; THE QUIZ MAY ONLY
BE TAKEN THE NIGHT THAT IT IS ISSUED.
Grading for Class Participation:
Your participation will include presentation of orally briefed cases (from the text). Bring your text
to all class sessions since we will refer to it frequently. 10 points maximum are possible for
participation. The grading on participation begins the first class. The course includes instruction
by the case method and students are expected to have the cases ready for discussion on the due
date. An oral brief is limited to 2 minutes to cover the IRAC elements: Issue, rule application (to
relevant facts), and conclusion. Each oral brief is worth up to 5 points.
Summary of Grading Components and Scale. Whole grades only; no plus or minus. I
further reserve the right to adjust the grading scale in order to comply with Department
grading standards.
Tests (3X240)
Chapter case briefs(21 ch x 5)
Class Oral Case Briefs
3 Quizzes(1&2 10 pts,1 is 5pt)
Term research report
Total
720
105
10
25
30
890
A
B
C
D
F
90-100%
80-89.99%
70-79.99%
60-69.99%
0-59.99%
A Final Note About Grades. I realize that everyone wants a “good” grade, which can
range from “I need an A in this class or I will be disowned/divorced/deported” to “I just
want a C so I can get my degree.” There is no secret formula when it comes to earning
a good grade. You earn your course grade. Therefore, you need to put in the work in
this class on a consistent basis. If you are concerned about your grade at any time,
please contact me. Finally, please do not request that I change or “reconsider” your grade
due to personal hardship; eligibility for graduation, academic honors or programs,
athletics, financial aid, or continued enrollment in school; immigration status; how hard
you think you worked; or any other reason not directly related to your performance with
respect to the above-described class requirements.
Course Objectives
Coverage of Selected International Law Topics. The course will review a number of
international law topics that will be interesting as academic exercises as well as useful in
the “real world.” We will focus on case studies in the textbook and examples provided in
class.
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In-Depth Legal Analysis. This course will require in-depth analysis of legal materials such
as constitutions, cases and statutes. It is crucial to read these materials yourself in order
to fully understand the topics presented – and to earn a good grade – in this class.
Test/Exam Appeals
You have a limited time for the tests. Tests will be collected and then you will have the opportunity
to self grade multiple choice answers you noted on the actual exam papers (I collect the scantron
cards). The multiple choice Test papers made available during class for your review must be
returned to me during class once the review period is concluded. You will have a 10 minute
opportunity to prepare 2 short appeals (actually a writ for review) of multiple choice test answers
(why your answer is the best answer, and why the author’s answer is wrong.) There is no talking
or sharing of information during the test appeal process. You may earn up to 4 points for each of
the 2 appeals for each test; however there is no appeal for the final exam . The appeal process is
only available at the time the class is scheduled to takes the exam. There is no appeal process on
a makeup exam nor for the final (the appeal/writ is discretionary, and not a right). You also must
return, during class, the test questions as well as the graded scantron card. Failure to follow this
policy may result in a zero for your test score.
I review your appeals to provide you credit for educated arguments why you missed the question,
or why you believe your answer was correct (although marked wrong.) I also use your comments
to evaluate the test questions.
Exam Rules:
1. No electronic devices are allowed.
2. Cover and turn over your scantron card and any other testing material when you are not working
on it so that no one is tempted to copy your answers.
3. Do not exchange tests materials with another student; ask me about any test material problems
you have.
4. Do not talk during the exam, and especially, do not talk to other students. If you have any
questions, please ask me!
5. Make sure at least 1 empty seat is between you and any other person taking the exam.
6. Do no talk during the appeal process; it is part of the testing process.
Assessment Activities
The programs offered in Mihaylo College of Business and Economics (MCBE) at Cal State
Fullerton are designed to provide every student with the knowledge and skills essential for a
successful career in business. Since assessment plays a vital role in Mihaylo College’s drive to
offer the best, several assessment tools are implemented to constantly evaluate or program as
well as our students’ progress. Students, faculty, and staff should expect to participate in MCBE
assessment activities. In doing so, Mihaylo College is able to measure its strengths and
weaknesses, and continue to cultivate a climate of excellence in its students and programs. The
Assessment are available through an on -line portal.
TERM REPORT/RESEARCH PAPER (30 points)
The required legal research topic for the research paper is: “Is the new trade agreement
negotiated by President Trump with Mexico and Canada to replace NAFTA more beneficial or
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more harmful to the United States economy than NAFTA? Discuss both views and explain. .”
Write a paper discussing and answering the above question. This is a legal research and analysis
report. You must cite, discuss and apply at least 3 appellate cases (domestic or international) or
published articles or published treatises on the topic not presented in the text or case book on
each side of the issue. Grades higher than a C are earned with more and relevant research, with
well-organized and explained arguments. You may not cite cases which you have been assigned
to brief as part of the homework assignments. Do not cite our text book or any other text book.
You must properly cite the cases (by caption and citation). You can use the internet to locate
information, but you need to properly cite it. Internet citations (eg. LexisNexis.® or Westlaw ®)
receive NO credit. If you need assistance researching, you should contact the research librarians
for assistance.
YOU WILL TURN IN YOUR DRAFT RESEARCH CITATIONS SEVERAL WEEKS
BEFORE THE TERM REPORT IS DUE.
The research papers must be not less than four (4) pages, double-spaced, and no more than 6
pages. Papers submitted outside the page authorization will receive at least 1 grade reduction; do
not submit more than 6 pages nor less than 4 pages. Write effectively! You MUST provide a
table of authorities (which is not included within the page number restrictions) listing the
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