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ERIC Number: EJ1166746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Take Me Out to the Ballgame, but Keep Me away from the Concession Stand Workers: A Hypothetical Case Involving Negligent Volunteers at Ballparks
Thor, Jennifer Cordon; York, Kenneth M.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v33 n2 p293-316 Sum 2016
The hypothetical case presented in this article challenges students in a legal environment of business course to answer that question by examining key legal concepts in agency and contract law, and to conduct an ethical analysis in a case involving volunteers. Although the events in the following case are hypothetical, the contract that the students evaluate is a portion of an actual contract used by a company called Delaware North Companies (DNC) SPORTSERVICE, which provides concession services to Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Part II of this article discusses the various areas of law and ethics that govern this volunteer arrangement, including an overview of the volunteer contract. In Part III, the hypothetical factual scenario is presented, and is followed by discussion questions with teaching notes. The article concludes in Part IV with the authors' observations after using this hypothetical case in a legal environment of business course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A