Business Law case study/MEDIA REPORT ANALYSIS
MEDIA REPORT ANALYSIS (20%)
Students are required to select one media report fromthe three reports provided on Blackboard under the assessment folder.
Students are required to identify and analyse the legal issues arising in their chosen report through answering a series of questions. Students need to apply a similar approach to that used in the Topic
1 case study, ‘The Swimming Stadium’, to their chosen media report.
Format of assignments
Assignments cannot be handwritten and must comply with the following format requirements:
• Document type: Word or pdf (pdf preferred);
• Font: Arial or similar font – no smaller than 12 point in size;
• Pages: Numbered in top or bottom margin;
• Spacing: Appropriate line spacing and paragraph spacing; and
• Margins: At least 2.5 cm top, left, right & bottom.
Assignments which do not conform with the above requirements, without prior agreement of the unit coordinator, will either be returned to the student unmarked or will have marks deducted.
Three marks have been allocated to the presentation of the assignment document. The following will be taken into account when allocating marks for presentation:
• attachment of cover sheet (located on Blackboard under the ‘Assessment’ folder) must be attached to the assignment;
• appropriate sentence structure;
• correct grammar, spelling and punctuation;
• consistent format;
• appropriate use of headings and sub-headings;
• within the acceptable word limit; and
• appropriate referencing and acknowledgment of sources.
The total assignment should be a minimumof 500 words and not exceed 2000 words.
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Please provide a word count on your cover sheet. A penalty of 10% will be imposed for every 100 words that exceed the word limit. The assignment will not be assessed if it exceeds 3000 words and will result in a ZERO mark.
The word count does not include the following:
• cover sheet;
• in-text referencing;
• list of references; and
Referencing and appropriate acknowledgement of sources
Most often errors in referencing are incidental or clearly inadvertent. In the event of a level one incident of plagiarism occurring, a student may be contacted by the University and required to undertake further training or remedial work in relation to referencing.Where the lack of correct referencing appears to contravene the University policy on plagiarism, the student’s paper will be referred to the Unit Coordinator and dealt with according to University policy. This may amount to academic misconduct.
An important aspect of the University Plagiarism Policy is recognition that not all plagiarism is intentional or involves cheating. If students are not learning as expected, they will be made aware of their difficulties and helped to improve. Those who deliberately choose to cheat by way of plagiarism, however, will be identified and dealt with accordingly.
Students are strongly advised to understand their responsibilities in relation to correct referencing and should consult the Unit Outline, the Business Law 100 presentation slides on referencing and Blackboard for more information.
Please read the submission process carefully. Students should understand that compliance with instructions in relation to an assessment task is critical. Students MUST be aware that non- compliance with submission instructions can result in a mark of ZERO.
All assignments must be submitted by 1PM (WST) on the Monday of the week the assignment is due, i.e. Assignment one is due Monday, 23 March 2015 by 1PM (WST).
Students are required to submit their assignment to Blackboard through a link provided in the
‘Assessment’ folder titled ‘Assignment one’. The assignment will automatically be submitted to the
plagiarism detection program, Turnitin.
Students are given the option to submit a draft assignment into Turnitin (via Blackboard) to retrieve an originality report of their assignment. To submit a draft assignment, students must upload their
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draft assignment to Blackboard through a link provided in the ‘Assessment’ folder titled ‘Assignment one: Revision 1’.
For more information about the submission process or Turnitin, please refer to the detailed submission instructions on Blackboard within the ‘Assessment’ folder.
Feedback on assignments
The teaching staff is available to assist you with your learning in this unit. You should contact your lecturer in the first instance if you need help understanding the course material or issues arising in the assignment. There is also a staffed discussion board available for students. It is often helpful to share ideas and problems with other students using this forum. You can also contact the Unit Coordinator if you are still unable to get the answer you are seeking. Please allow 48 hours (working days) for a response to your query.
Unfortunately it is just not possible for lecturers or teaching assistants to review draft assignments for comment before submission (in effect double marking). If you require help with your assignment, either narrow the question or section of work to specific questions. If you have questions relating to your writing style (grammar etc) we suggest that you make use of the resources available at the CBS Communications Skills Centre.
Teaching assistants will mark and return assignments within ten days of their submission. Students will be provided with an answer outline and individual comments on what a student had done well and suggestions for improvement in the future.
Assessment submitted early will not be marked before the due date.
Your assessment will be returned to you via grade centre. In general your marker will provide feedback to you by way of an audio mp3 file, which is approximately 1MB in size.
Please refer to the Unit Outline for the full procedure in relation to penalties for late submission and requests for an extension.
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Media report analysis
1. Identify the areas of law that are relevant to the chosen media report, and explain how they are relevant to the matters outlined in the report.
Students should refer to the areas of law listed in the Lecture 1 PowerPoint presentation. Not all the listed areas of law will be relevant, but each media report involves at least two areas of law.
2. The law serves a number of different functions. It:
• Ensures reasonable predictability in daily life;
• Encourages and discourages certain conduct;
• Grants rights and powers to individuals and groups of people;
• Imposes obligations on individuals / organisations to meet their legal responsibility;
• Allows for the enforcement of recognised rights and duties; and
• Provides remedies when an injustice has been done.
Demonstrate how the law functions in these various ways, by reference to specific examples within the chosen media report and the areas of law you identified in question 1.
You need only provide one example per point. However, you must discuss all six functions, and where possible, each point should use a different area of law as illustration. Be sure to explain specifically how and why you came to your conclusions.
3. By reference to the legal issues contained in the chosen media report, explain why it was important for the relevant party/parties to know the law in the circumstances? How did, or could, the party/parties have applied the law to their advantage?
4. How do the media influence public perceptions about the law and its administration? How might public pressure impact legislators and judges in establishing the law?
Choose ONE of the following three media reports to answer the assignment one questions:
1. ‘Man Takes Cop Car on Rampage’ The Weekend West (online) February 28
2. ‘Crime Body Has Eyes on Scandal at Healthway’ The West Australian (online) February 27
3. ‘ACCC OK’s Fairfax-McQuarie Radio Merger’ The West Australian (online) February 24
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