Students will understand the difference between statutory and common law
Students will understand basic elements of tort law, including concepts of negligence, strict liability, product liability claims, and types of damages
Students will understand be able to explain the purpose and characteristics of intellectual property law
Students will understand basic elements of contract law
In class, we'll cover the following sections from our book using the links and materials below.
Statutory vs. Common Law
Here is one case involving legislation. Here are weird examples by state. The is a resource on MN legislation. Here is a news search on current court cases. Here is an example of a recent civil court case (civil vs criminal). We'll review the differences between statutory law and common law.
The Challenge - Landmark Case Research 10 pts
Describe the case and provide background info.
How does/might the precedent set in the case impact your life?
Reflect on the case (thoughts, feelings, reactions, etc.).
Meet with me to discuss your work for credit.
Tort Law, Liability, and Damages | Intellectual Property | Contracts
We will break the following three sections of your book up into chunks. Use this document to learn together.
The Assignment - Who Is Suing Whom? Case Summary & Mind Map 25 pts
Use this document to explore a civil legal case and its impact on a business. SKIP 2021
Legal Environment Chapter Review
Use this review guide to study for your legal environment quiz.