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ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MGT608 Business Law and International Contexts
Assessment Comparative Legal Analysis Oral Presentation
Individual/Group Individual
Length 5 minute oral presentation (no slides) + Research notes 1500 Words
Learning Outcomes This assessment addresses the following Subject Learning
Outcomes
a) Critically analyse what law is and the role law plays in doing business internationally
b) Critically evaluate the applicability of a significant range of laws and explain their impact on those carrying out professional and managerial duties
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Friday of Module 3.1 (week 5)
Weighting 40%
Total Marks 40 marks
Context
The focus of this subject is business law in an international context. Doing business internationally will mean exposure to a range of legal systems that are different from the Australian legal system. Parliamentary and courts structure will vary depending on what country business is being transacted with. The concept of the Rule of Law ensures that everyone is equal before the law however not all countries have a strong Rule of Law. The strength of the Rule of Law in the country in which business is being transacted will have significant implications.
This assessment provides an opportunity to analyse the legal system of another country and to rate the strength of the Rule of Law in that country. The following two assessments will use this information to determine whether to do business in this country.
Instructions
1. Students should choose one of the following countries: Japan, China, Vietnam, Brazil, Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Italy or Russia.
2. With respect to the country you have chosen, undertake research on the legal system of this country. Your research should:
o detail the parliamentary system in this country o detail the sources of law in this country i.e. where does the law come from? o describe the court structure operating in this country
o categorise the legal system operating in this country i.e. is it GermanicRomano, Anglo-American or the Islamic legal system. Explain why you have categorised the legal system in this way
o explain the concept of the Rule of Law and detail the strength of the rule of law in this country
3. Prepare a 1500 MS Word document that details your Research Notes with appropriate referencing.
4. Deliver in person (class students) or by video (online students) an oral presentation of no more than 5 minutes that presents the research on the country you have chosen.
Your presentation must be no more than five (5) minutes in length and will cover the following:
• introduce yourself
• state the country you have researched
• explain the Parliamentary system operating in this country
• state the sources of law in this country
• categorise the legal system in this country and an explanation of why you have categorised it in this way
• an explanation of the concept of the Rule of Law and details of how strong the Rule of Law is in your chosen country.
The presentation must be oral and NO Powerpoint slides, handouts or other presentation aids can be used.
Instructions for online students regarding creation of a video presentation
• Create a short video presentation (5 minutes)
• Be specific and clear and follow the instructions above regarding the content of your presentation
• Your presentation must be in a video format (mp4, MOV, etc.) for uploading into Blackboard (refer to the link below).
Tips on filming a video presentation is available at: https://laureateau.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-3310931-dt-content-rid-
82324_1/institution/Groupwide/Submit%20Video%20Online%20Part%201%20Filming%20v2.pdf
Research Notes
At the time of delivering the presentation, you will submit a MS Word document of no more than 1500 Words containing the Research Notes that were used to create your presentation. These notes should be appropriately referenced.
You will be assessed against the criteria in the Rubric that appears at the end of the Assessment Brief.
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Submission Instructions
Classroom Students: submit your Research Notes via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MGT608 Business Law and International Contexts. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades. Your Learning Facilitator will also provide feedback at the end of your class presentation.
Online Students: submit your Research Notes via the Assessment link – Assessment 1 Research
Notes - in the main navigation menu in MGT608 Business Law and International Contexts. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Submit your video presentation via the Assessment link – Assessment 1 Oral Presentation in the main navigation menu. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Make sure you save your video in .mp4 file format and follow the correct naming convention by putting your name and student number in the file name. Once you have added your video, click ‘Browse your Computer’ to attach your script to the same submission.
Uploading your video presentation
• Detail instructions on compressing (if necessary) and uploading your video presentation is available at: https://laureate-
au.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_4044_1&content_ id=_387629_1&mode=reset
• After uploading your video presentation, retain a copy in a safe place.
(OLED please ensure there is two (2) submission points for Assessment 1. One for video submission and one for research notes)
Assessment Rubric: MGT608 Assessment 1 Comparative Legal Analysis
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional) 50-64% Credit
(Proficient)
65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional) 85-100%
Knowledge and understanding (technical and theoretical knowledge)
Understands theoretical models and concepts
Percentage for this
criterion
30% Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge
Key components of the assignment are not addressed. Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Often confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials. Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Mastery of concepts and application to new situations/further learning.
Application of theory to the circumstances being described Limited understanding of key concepts required to support the presentation. Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline. Resembles a recall or straightforward summary of key ideas. Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Supports personal opinion and information Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Discriminates between assertion of personal Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Discriminates between assertion of personal
Percentage for this criterion
20% Confuses logic and emotion. Information taken from reliable sources but without a coherent analysis or synthesis. Often confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials. substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Effective
Communication
(Written and Verbal)
Well-structured presentation with clear flow of ideas
Percentage for this
criterion
30% Difficult to understand for audience, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of ideas, argument lacks supporting evidence.
Audience cannot follow the line of reasoning. Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow. Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow. Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented; the presentation is logical, clear and well supported by evidence.
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity. Expertly presented; the presentation is logical, persuasive, and well supported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Engages and sustains audience’s interest in the topic, demonstrates high
levels of cultural sensitivity
Insightfulness of analysis
Percentage for this criterion
20% Demonstrates no awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment.
Difficult to understand for audience, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of ideas, argument lacks supporting evidence.
Viewpoints of experts are taken as fact with little questioning and critical thinking. Demonstrates limited awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment.
Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow. Demonstrates consistent awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment.
Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow. Demonstrates an advanced and integrated understanding of context and/or purpose of the assignment.
Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented; the presentation is logical, clear and well supported by evidence.
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity. Demonstrates use of high-quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements.
Shows evidence of wide scope within and outside the organisation for sourcing evidence