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ERIC Number: EJ1166715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
It Is Just a Game (of Jews vs. Nazi Beer Pong): A Case Study on Law, Ethics, and Social Media
Monseau, Susanna; Lasher, Nancy
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v34 n2 p241-272 Sum 2017
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation standards on learning and teaching, adopted in 2013, require students to "engage in experiential and active learning designed to improve skills and the application of knowledge in practice." The discussion of the facts of real life case studies is a great way to help students engage in this kind of practical knowledge application. Since many, if not most, undergraduates have little familiarity with the law and legal concepts that arise in business situations and most have not yet started their careers, it is sometimes helpful to use a case study about a topic or situation they already know something about. The following case is about what happened when a high school student republished on her blog a picture of other high school students playing a drinking game. The students had posted the picture of themselves playing the game to Snapchat. (Snapchat is designed so that photos on it disappear after they are viewed). It showed the students involved in an activity that raised ethical concerns. Part II provides a synopsis of the incident, which courses will benefit from use of the case, and teaching objectives. Part III provides the facts of the case in detail. Part IV provides background information on the areas of law raised by the case. Questions and suggestions for discussion, including freedom of speech in the public high school setting, privacy, and the unique challenges presented by social media use, are presented in Part V. Part VI presents the conclusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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