Prepare an 11-to 12-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) that assesses a legal/ethical issue or situation relating to a current, previous, or potential future work environment. Use at least 10 scholarly sources that are suitable for research in a graduate-level course.
Your paper must include the following:
- A description of a business situation that presents a legal and ethical issue. The business situation must be from prior, current, or anticipated future employment experiences or from a current event. The description of the business situation must not exceed two pages.
- An analysis of the ethical concerns raised by the situation.
- Apply at least two different ethical theories to the situation to support at least two different outcomes.
- The paper must determine which ethical outlook as applied to this particular situation will result in the best legal outcome for the business.
- An explanation of at least three of the relevant areas of law that have been addressed in this course (e.g., constitutional law, contracts, anti-trust law, securities regulations, employment law, environmental law, crimes, or torts) and an assessment of the each area of law as it applies to the business situation identified.
- A recommendation to reduce liability exposure and improve the ethical climate or the overall ethics of the situation. Your recommendation must be supported by specific legal, ethical, and business principles.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
- Must be 10 to 12 double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a title page with the following:
-Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement -which identifies the focus of the paper.
-Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
-Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
-Must use at least 10 scholarly sources.
-Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
NOTES FROM INSTRUCTOR FOR FINAL!!!
Here is a link to the grading rubric for the final summary paper. As a reminder, please refer to my comments on your previous papers to take advantage of my suggestions for improvement. Cite sources after nearly every sentence. If you clearly communicate your interesting analysis and demonstrate your understanding of the three bulleted focus areas above with a well-organized paper, you will be pleased with your score!
Use your Week 4 outline to guide you as you draft. Every topic or separate aspect of your analysis should have its own paragraph, with its own topic and conclusion sentences. Use an introduction and conclusion paragraph to set the stage with your thesis statement and to wrap up your paper. Give your reader (me) a clear roadmap; if I can understand and follow your argument, you will earn more points! Finally, make sure your paper includes your thoughts, your voice, and your analysis—this paper is worth 20% of your final grade, so it must be more than a collection of quotes. I look forward to your work!
Odds and Ends
It has truly been a pleasure getting to know each of you through our interactions and your written assignments, and I thank you for your dedication and insights! As always, your success in this course is my first priority, so please email me with any questions as you prepare your papers and debate postings. I am also happy to arrange a time to chat over the phone. Good luck this week!