Analysis of Government Hearing/Meeting

  • Subject: Business Studies
  • Topic: Analysis of Government Hearing/Meeting
  • Style: MLA
  • Number of pages: 2 pages/double spaced (550 words)
  • PowerPoint slides: 0
  • Number of source/references: 1
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Order instructions:BCOR 2301: BUSINESS LAW
OUT OF CLASS ASSIGNMENT PAPER
PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
To provide you with an opportunity to observe, connect, and apply what you have learned during this course within
the context of a real-life situation.
WAYS TO ACCOMPLISH THIS ASSIGNMENT:
First, spend at least one (1) hour doing one of the following:
1. Attend a court session here in Boulder (or any other location), including but not limited to:
 20th Judicial District / Boulder County, which is a state trial court
(https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=62)
 County Court in Boulder, which has original jurisdiction over all Colorado state misdemeanor and
traffic cases (https://www.bouldercounty.org/district-attorney/county-court-division/)
 Boulder Municipal Court, which has jurisdiction over violations of Boulder city ordinances and
handles traffic, photo enforcement, parking, animal and misdemeanor criminal offenses that have
occurred within the Boulder city limits (https://bouldercolorado.gov/municipal-court)
2. Attend a government meeting or hearing here in Boulder (or any other location), including but not
limited to:
 Boulder City Council (https://bouldercolorado.gov/city-council)
 Boulder County Commissioners (https://www.bouldercounty.org/government/elected-
officials/commissioners/)
3. Watch a video of a court trial from one of the following sources:
 CourtTV (Trials on Demand): https://www.courttv.com/programming/trial-archives/
 United States Courts (Case Video Archive): https://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/judicial-
administration/cameras-courts/case-video-archive
 CourtTV (live streaming): https://www.courttv.com/title/court-tv-live-stream-web/
 Colorado Judicial Branch (live streaming and archived videos):
https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/live/
 Any other source as long as you obtain my approval before you start watching it
4. Watch a video of a government meeting or hearing from one of the following sources:
 Colorado Legislature: https://www.coloradochannel.net/
 Federal Government: https://www.congress.gov/resources/display/content/Audio+and+Visual+Coverage
 Includes U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and Committee Meetings
 Any other source as long as you obtain my approval before you start watching it
5. Interview a practicing attorney who is not a relative or friend of yours
 Try to select someone whose practice involves an area of interest for you
WHAT YOUR PAPER SHOULD INCLUDE:
Next, after completing one of the above options, please prepare a two (2) page paper (single or double-spaced) that
connects your out of class experience with one or more themes we have analyzed in class. Your paper should not
exceed two pages.
In the first paragraph of your paper, please describe your out of class experience and provide the relevant facts. For
example, if you viewed a court session, who were the parties and the judge, and what were the relevant issues? If
you viewed a government session, what government organization did it involve, who was in attendance, and what
were the relevant issues discussed? If you interviewed a practicing attorney, what is their name and area of
expertise?
In the remaining page and a half or so of the paper, please identify one or more themes or issues that you observed or
identified in your out of class experience and analyze the theme(s) or issue(s) within the context of one or more of
the following questions:
 What was similar or different between what you experienced and what we discussed in class? Any
surprises?
 What was the most important lesson you learned or key takeaway that you identified as a result of this
assignment supplementing what you learned in class?
 How will this learning experience inform, guide, or affect your business career? Be specific. Did you learn
anything about yourself or what you want to do in your career?

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