Law homework help. Law & Culture
Law in Action
Each of these assignments asks you to apply the course material by completing a project or providing advice similar to what an actual law student or lawyer might do. You will conduct research, counsel a client, and outline points of law. Often these assignments require you to review additional, short assigned videos or documents, which are available in the Law in Action folder located in the Files section on Canvas.
In each case, unless specified otherwise, your answers should be as short as possible and as long as necessary.
The assignments must be submitted in a Word document on Canvas by the Due Date listed on the syllabus.
50 points—Excellent (professionally presented, no errors in legal analysis)
40 points—Satisfactory (solid legal analysis; small grammatical or proofreading issues)
30 points—OK (ideas are good but not fully formed; assignment is sloppy)
20 points—Assignment was submitted but includes multiple errors of law and/or grammar and proofreading issues
0 points—Assignment contains multiple mistakes and is not professionally presented or assignment was not submitted
There are 8 LIA assignments in all, each worth 50 points, for a total of 400 course points.
You have seven days to complete each of these assignments. Late assignments will not be accepted without a documented medical or religious excuse. Being sick for one or two days of seven is not an excuse.
Review the original source materials about the Buffalo Creek Disaster here: http://www.wvculture.org/history/buffcreek/bctitle.html.
Then, answer the following questions:
- What was your first reaction to the book? What part(s) of the book most affected you? Why?
- Review the resources relating to the disaster available at the site listed above. Choose one photo, description, or document from the site that is most meaningful to you. Describe the element you chose and explain why that particular element is important.
- There’s a familiar saying that goes: “Those who do not learn the lessons of history are bound to repeat the mistakes.”
- What were the lessons to be learned from the flood?
- Who are the players who stood to learn from the disaster (the coal company, political leaders, government officials, coal miners, community leaders, etc.)?
- Are there examples of changes that have been made to prevent disasters such as Buffalo Creek?
- Are there contemporary examples of claims against corporations or governments that you feel might learn from the lessons of Buffalo Creek? How and why?
- Thinking through the issues presented in both Buffalo Creek and A Civil Action, what legal and moral responsibilities, if any, do corporations that profit from hazardous activities, such as mining coal, have for preventing disasters?