Reneging: A Topic to Promote Engaging Discussions About Law and Ethics in a Business Law or Legal Environment Course

Posted: 15 Sep 2008

Date Written: September 11, 2008

Abstract

A recent study showed only one-third of young adults see any problem with reneging on a job contract. This paper reviews the law and ethics of reneging and suggests options for presenting the reneging issue. It assesses the content of student papers on reneging and reports results of a pre- and post-course survey on student attitudes toward reneging, permitting modest conclusions about the effect of a legal studies course on student thinking.

Keywords: promise-keeping, ethics, employment law, contracts, promissory estoppel, pedagogy, integrity

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Tonia, Reneging: A Topic to Promote Engaging Discussions About Law and Ethics in a Business Law or Legal Environment Course (September 11, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1266679

Tonia Murphy (Contact Author)

University of Notre Dame ( email )

361 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5646
United States

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