Focus of the Final Paper + Outline
Prepare an 11 to 15 page paper (excluding title page and
reference page) that analyzes a legal/ethical issue or situation
relating to a current, previous, or potential future work environment.
Use at least 10 scholarly sources that are suitable for research in a
Your paper must include the following:
1. A description of a
business situation that presents a legal and ethical issue. The business
situation must be from prior, current, or anticipated future employment
experiences, or a current event. The description of the business
situation must not exceed two pages.
2. Analysis of the ethical concerns raised by the situation.
a. Apply at least two different ethical theories to the situation to support at least two different outcomes.
b. The paper must identify which ethical outlook as applied to this
particular situation will result in the best legal outcome for the
3. Application of the
relevant area(s) of law that has (have) been addressed in this course to
the situation (e.g., constitutional law, contracts, anti-trust law,
securities regulations, employment law, environmental law, crimes, or
torts) and a discussion of the applicable law as it applies to the
a. The application of law must be accurate and thorough.
b. The discussion of the different applicable law suggested by the
situation being examined must reflect a thorough understanding of the
relevant legal analysis.
4. A recommendation to reduce liability exposure and improve the ethical climate or the overall ethics of the situation.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
1. Must be 11 to 15 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted
according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
2. Must include a title page with the following:
a. Title of paper
b. Student’s name
c. Course name and number
d. Instructor’s name
e. Date submitted
3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement which identifies the focus of the paper.
4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6. Must use at least ten scholarly sources.
7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.