PLEASE ONLY DO SECTIONS #1 AND #7 listed on the group outline page. Fashion and Sustainability
1. Set up the platform on which you want to tackle the topic of your group interest
a. Significance of your topic
b. Social need to know the direction
c. Background information
d. Competing arguments on the topic, …
7. Conclusion and Practical Implication.
a. By this point you should find an answer to your issue statement.
b. What if for its applicability in other similar situations in future
c. This section should give you of some sense of confidence in your ability to deal with another
issue when you gradually gain the experience in following the same approach in analysis.
Group Project Template and Outline for Business Law and Ethics
Group project is a process in which group members interact with one another for common goal – develop a group research project for a topic of your group interest. Please see if you can align your group project with this outlined format as close as possible, additional to the suggested elements outlined in the syllabus. The key is to use the deliberation process suggested in the legal case analysis to draw your conclusion from fact gathering, formulation of issues, identification of applicable laws, through your analysis.
- Set up the platform on which you want to tackle the topic of your group interest
- Significance of your topic
- Social need to know the direction
- Background information
- Competing arguments on the topic, …
- Existing cases directly related to your topic
- Supreme Court Cases if there is any
- Federal laws if there is any
- Cases within the federal appellate court jurisdiction (Texas is within the 5th Federal Appellate Court jurisdiction)
- Cases within nearby federal jurisdictions (e.g., Oklahoma is within the 10th Federal Appellate Court jurisdiction)
- Cases within the state of Texas
- Keep in mind that under the Supremacy Clause and the Doctrine of Preemption, whether express or implied, federal law will almost always prevail when it interferes or conflicts with state law, except in circumstances where the federal law is deemed unconstitutional, or where the Supremacy Clause does not
- Facts for the issue of your topic in your interest
- Please lay out the facts by following their chronological order, g, a fact that occurred in 2010 should be presented before another fact that occurred in 2015,…
- Please lay out the facts by following their logical order, e.g., a fact that occurred prior to another event should be accordingly presented as it was, rather than it is; e.g., John drove a car and hit Jeff, a pedestrian walking across the street, Jeff filed a suit against John. Jeff becomes a plaintiff, and John becomes defendant because the law suit has been filed. Prior to the law suit, neither Jeff nor John can be labeled as a plaintiff or a …
- Please lay out the facts by following your perceived level of relevancy, e.g., present the most relevant fact first, and the second most relevant after, … quite often, when you present in this
way, you will find out it is easy to meet the relevancy sufficiency test, and you don’t need to add more facts to build your analysis,…
- Please lay out the facts by following the level of importance, e.g., the present the most important fact first, and the second most important after, … quite often, when you present in this way, you will find out it is easy to meet the importance sufficiency test, and you don’t need to add more facts to build your analysis,…
- The single or at most 2-3 issues in your group project
- What issue your group project attempts to reconcile or solve?
- An issue statement is the one that begs for an answer, and it must be a general statement that is applicable to other similar situations, and it is a “whether – statement”; it has to contain the basic elements of generalized situation in which a subsequent analysis will provide an
- In the issue statement, one is often tempted to start an analysis here; but it is not the timing
- Summary of Applicable Law
- Summary of laws, starting with those from the highest court decisions and/or codified federal statutes down
- Whenever there is a clear cut from the directions in law, stop and use that law or that set of laws because of the Supremacy Clause and the Doctrine of Preemption
- Basically, you use the presented facts (pertinent to the issue) in comparison with the identified applicable law to see if the facts are in alignment with the existing law. If yes, you move forward to draw your
- If not, how much discrepancy out there, try to use the law in a similar jurisdiction to reconcile the difference
- If the issue is in its novelty, and no man-made law has ever covered, please try to apply the
natural law method of governance (some of it are “common sense” ones, or basic logic ones, or no internal conflict ones, etc)
- Conclusion and Practical
- By this point you should find an answer to your issue
- What if for its applicability in other similar situations in future
- This section should give you of some sense of confidence in your ability to deal with another issue when you gradually gain the experience in following the same approach in
Group project has a large proportion in your final grade calculation. The project has two parts: (1) the written manuscript that should have a title page containing your group membership (names with ID, and the title of your project, date of submission), executive summary page, table of content page, main text pages (7 pages maximum), reference page (10 references minimum), pages for exhibits, graphs, figures, tables, etc, and the suggested page limit – 20 pages maximum. (2) the ppt presentation that should be posted on Bb for class review and comments. The ppt should use the format of outlines, picture, exhibits, graphs, tables, summarized sentences in presentation for ease viewing, and the estimated length of slides should be for a 12-minute presentation maximum in real world.
Please realign your group project closer to the above suggested template and outlines. As everyone in your group will get the same points as graded to your project, everyone in your group should have a meaningful participation and contribution to the development of your group project. Inaction by an individual, non- response or late response to, and/or no-interaction with other members of your group will drag your group behind and lower your group project grade. The instructor reserves the discretionary right to make an adjustment of your final grade upward when your final score is within the boundary range if you are deserved by your good performance on professional demeanor and class participation/attendance.