Part 1) Chapter One discusses various legal “philosophies” with regard to approaching the law. For example, natural law jurisprudence is a belief that government and the legal system should reflect universal moral and ethical principles that are inherent in human nature. Review all of the philosophies and make a post in this forum discussing which one you agree with the most and why. Make sure to incorporate how your preferred philosophy would work in the business world today.
Part 2) Chapter Two discusses the doctrine of “preemption”. This doctrine holds that federal laws should always take precedent over conflicting state laws. Do you agree with this rule? Some legal scholars and business leaders argue that individual State’s are in a much better position to legislate local needs and should be able to do so without the fear of having their laws declared unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause and preemption doctrine. In an organized post, discuss your thoughts.
A weekly discussion grade of “A” will require you to have all your postings completed before the deadlines (see Calendar) and demonstrate an excellent knowledge and understanding of the readings and assignments. Additionally, a response and question for one of your fellow classmates must be posted at least once a week. (Note: See respect policy above) Your opinions and thoughts must be thoughtful and supported with appropriate information from the readings or videos, if applicable. All opinions should be supported with specific reference to material from our readings and videos indicating the page number and/or section where you found the support. Every post should demonstrate a substantial amount of critical thinking in regards to that week’s readings and discussion question.
A good/excellent post should demonstrate a complete understanding of the week’s readings, assignments, and videos, if applicable. Further, you must respond to other student’s posts as well wherein you are expected to elaborate on those posts with your own thoughts or respectful disagreements. The responses to fellow student posts must be more then a mere “I agree” or “I think you’re right.” Rather, response posts must be of a nature similar to that you would have in person during a physical classroom setting. Any opinions or responses you have should be supported with substantive discussion including references to the readings of that week.
Please use the images in the file to respond to the other students. The two parts above will be separate posts . IMG 0040 is for part 1 and IMG 0443 is for part 2