| During most classes we will
work on problems, in fact the
primary focus of the class will be on problems. You should work
out an individual answer to the assigned problems and be prepared
to fully participate in the class. All problems should
be formatted and answer as if you were providing an answer to your
immediate supervisor. That is, unless otherwise noted by the problem or
by Professor Randall, your answer should constructed as a memo to senior
partner and should be appropriately footnoted
answers should be typed, single spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 pt.
Times Roman. Length should be appropriate to answer the problem; as a guidance
that generally mean between 750 to 1500 words.
YOU SHOULD DROP THE PROBLEM BEFORE CLASS IN THE TWEN DROP BOX AND YOU
SHOULD BRING TWO COPIES of YOUR PROBLEM ANSWER to CLASS. One copy
will be turned in during class. The other copy is for your use during
class. At the top of the page in the right
hand-corner place your name on the first line and on the second line
place the problem number and name. Problem
answers will be collected during class. No problems answer will be
accepted late (That is after class).
each problem you should prepare your own answers BEFORE CLASS. Those
answers should be turned in at every class . Your problem answer should
reflect a good faith attempt to answer the question.
No credit will be given if you are not in class.
Problems will be evaluated using the following:
Problem Grading Rubric.
||Outstanding response with superior supporting examples or
evidence, unusual insights, creative and original analysis, reasoning, and
explanation. superior mastery of content. goes well beyond the minimum
required for the assignment. all information is factually correct, Position is clearly stated and consistently maintained. References to
most of the issue(s) are clearly stated. Clearly states appropriate law which supports
the position; Structure of work is clearly developed. Tone is consistent and
enhances persuasiveness. excellent conclusion/integration; excellent
||Good solid response that uses excellent supporting examples,
excellent reasoning and explanations. goes beyond the minimum required by the
assignment. Most information is factually correct, good discussion of detail, Position is clearly stated and consistently maintained. Clear references to
most of the issue(s) are stated. Clearly states appropriate law which supports
the position; Structure of work is clearly developed . Tone is consistent and
enhances persuasiveness good conclusion/integration
|| good solid response that meets minimum required by the
assignment, reasoning and explanations are adequate, Most information is
factually correct, adequate discussion of detail, Position is clearly stated and consistently maintained. References to
the some of the issue (s) are stated but some key issue (s) are missing.
Clearly states appropriate law in some instance, but also mistates the law in
other instances; Structure developed reasonably well, but lacks clarity; Tone
enhances persuasiveness, but there are inconsistencies., adequate conclusion/
||Response is accurate but cursory, and does not meet the minimum
requred for completeness, some inaccuracies or reasoning flaws, response is
too general, lacks specific evidence. Position is stated, but is not maintained consistently throughout work.
few of the key issues are stated but many are missing. Mostly mistates the law
applicable to the problem; Some attempt to structure the argument has been
made, but the structure is poorly developed. Tones does not
contribute to persuasiveness.
||Response doesn't effectively address the question, response
fails to support assertions with examples, major flaws in reasoning,
explanations are unclear, displays inadequate understanding of content/ Statement of position cannot be determined.
Most of the key issues are
missing. There is a total lack of structure; Tone is inappropriate to purpose.
||No Problem Complete