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ERIC Number: EJ859117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
An Entrepreneurial Strand in the Business Law Course: The Ice Cream Project
Robson, Regina M.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v26 n2 p433-456 Sum-Fall 2009
America is a nation of entrepreneurs. Whether engaged in a start-up operation, managing a family business, or as part of an entrepreneurial venture within a larger entity, American entrepreneurs have provided the vision and energy that have powered the U.S. economy for the last century. Educating entrepreneurs presents special challenges, particularly in the context of legal studies class. Entrepreneurs thrive in an active environment that uses experience to integrate theory and application. This article introduces the Ice Cream Project, an activity that asks students to take a holistic view of contracting by integrating the operational concerns of an entrepreneurial venture with the legal concepts presented in class in the context of a procurement contract. By permitting students to "discover" how the law provides tangible solutions to business problems, the Ice Cream Project helps to concretize the importance of contract law to entrepreneurial enterprises. The Ice Cream Project is the capstone activity of the legal studies course and is designed to be completed in approximately five weeks, with a number of informal milestones. It requires students to perform three interrelated activities: (1) a factual analysis; (2) a legal analysis and application; and (3) drafting. Instructions on how to implement the project are presented. (Contains 64 footnotes.)
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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: United States