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C of C - BLAW 205 - Study Guide

School: College of Charleston
Department: Business
Course: Legal Environment of Business
Professor: John Martin
Term: Spring 2016
Tags: blaw, business law, and BLAW205
Name: BLAW 205 Midterm Study Guide
Description: This explains what will be on the midterm, what to study (with notes), and some test taking tips from Dr. Martin.
Uploaded: 02/27/2016
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background image BLAW 205 Midterm Study Guide  25 True/ False questions  10 Multiple choice questions  5 You be the Judge questions (answer yes or no and then support it with a legal principle)  Essay (will be given a fact pattern- Is the business ethical? Yes or no. Identify all major schools of 
ethical thought and their subsets.) 
Strategies from Skip    Read through the test before starting  o  This helps you to correlate questions that may give you some hints    True/False Questions  o  Look out for the words all, always, never, shall, must, only    These words tend to mean that the phrase is false    Multiple choice  o  Cover the answers before you read the question, try to answer it without looking, and  then look to see if the answer you thought of is a choice- it is less likely that you won’t 
second guess yourself 
o  Watch out for the strange duck questions    These answers will not look like the others (i.e. 3 out of the 4 answer choices are  one word but 1 out of the 4 is three words- the three word answer is probably 
correct) 
Sources and Functions of the Law (9 questions)  Functions of the Law:  1.  Keeping the peace (i.e. criminal laws) 
2.  Legislating morality (i.e. alcohol sales and use, abortion, etc) 
3.  Promote social justice (i.e. civil rights act) 
4.  Orderly change (i.e. laws about how laws become laws, notice/right to be heard for city 
ordinances)  5.  Maintaining the status quo (i.e. when and how elections take place) 
6.  Planning (i.e. zoning, land use, road works) 
7.  Promoting compromise and resolution 
8.  Protect freedoms and rights 
Sources of the Law:  1.  Constitutions 
2.  Treaties 
background image 3.  Statutes  
4.  Administrative orders  
5.  Executive orders (i.e. Mayors can issue mandatory evacuations) 
6.  Common law/ Judge Made law (doctrine of precedent- Stare Decisis
7.  Concept of Justice 
Litigation and the Triangle (10 questions)  Constitutional Regulation of Business  1.  Federalism  a.  Delegated powers  i.  i.e. Federal drinking age  b.  the US federal government holds power which they can delegate to the state  i.  i.e. speed limits  2.  Separation of Powers/ Checks and Balances  a.  Legislative branch makes laws, executive branch enforces laws, judicial branch makes  sure laws are being enforced fairly- they all balance each other out  Constitutional Clauses that Effect Business  1.  Supremacy Clause  a.  Preemption Doctrine 
b.  “Federal law is supreme to inconsistent state law” (i.e. If the city of Charleston wanted 
to change the legal drinking age to 25- state law would win)  2.  Commerce Clause  a.  Congress is given the power to regulate domestic and foreign commerce    Responsibility of the state to regulate health, welfare, safety and morality    States can choose to use selective enforcement where they choose to enforce certain types of 
laws (i.e. Louisiana chooses to not strictly enforce the drinking age) 
Bill of Rights  1.  Freedom of Speech  a.  Commercial speech is heavily regulated  i.  Liquor companies cannot advertise on broadcast stations  ii.  Tobacco companies cannot advertise using fixed place advertising     i.e. put on a sign at a baseball game that will be aired on TV  b.  Political speech is not heavily regulated   i.   i.e. All presidential candidates are required by law to have equal time on TV  networks  2.  4 th  Amendment   a.  Protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures  
b.  Essentially, we are no longer protected by this amendment 
background image c.  The authorities are allowed to search and seize if what they are searching for was in  plain view but now the use of helicopters at night with heat detection is considered 
plain view  
d.  Good Faith Exception  i.  If a policeman has sufficient probable cause to believe a crime is being  committed, they are allowed to search and seize without a warrant  ii.  The search and seize is allowed to be used as evidence as long as the judge  agrees they would have given the officer a warrant at the time of the crime  3.  5 th  Amendment  a.  The right to remain silent  
b.  One cannot be compelled to speak to the police- self-incrimination 
c.  Just Compensation 
i.  The government must justly compensate you for taking private property for  sidewalks, parks, roads, etc.- real property vs. private property  ii.  If you own a business and the government takes some land from the property  you are located on, they must compensate for interference of business  4.  14 th  Amendment  a.  Due Process Clause  i.  All laws must be non-arbitrary (must go through a legal process)    i.e. must be published on an agenda  b.  Equal Protection Cause  i.  All people must be treated equally  ii.  Businesses count- absent a compelling reason not to  c.  Taxing Authority  i.  Businesses get tax incentives    i.e. $900 million in tax incentives were given to Boeing for building their 
plant in North Charleston and they don’t have to play tax for 30 years 
  Federal law is enforced by federal judges    Presidents appoint the federal judges    We have had conservative judges since Eisenhower  Administrative and Regulatory Law    NO checks and balances  1.  Enabling Legislation  a.  i.e. the EPA (environmental agency) decides what is allowed to be emitted- they enforce  the rules and they judicate them  b.  you MUST be proactive to get anywhere with these agencies     

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School: College of Charleston
Department: Business
Course: Legal Environment of Business
Professor: John Martin
Term: Spring 2016
Tags: blaw, business law, and BLAW205
Name: BLAW 205 Midterm Study Guide
Description: This explains what will be on the midterm, what to study (with notes), and some test taking tips from Dr. Martin.
Uploaded: 02/27/2016
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