Case Analysis Writing Assignment

Case Analysis Writing Assignment

Assignment. Write a Case Analysis. Select one case from the list provided. This is an individual effort – no group writing is permitted.

Scenario. You are a departmental manager in a medium sized firm. The CEO is reviewing and updating the firm’s policies. The CEO has asked you to draft a Case Analysis in order to provide policy guidance to meet the firm’s legal obligations.

Structure. Draft paper in 4 parts: Introduction, Rules, Analysis, Conclusion.

Introduction. Set out the aim of the paper in one clear sentence. For example: “The aim of this analysis is to provide the legal background for the adoption of a firm-wide harassment program”. Complete the paragraph with a short restatement of the problem; give it context.

Rules. Set out the legal regime that guides your policy development. Explain how the regulations govern policy options.

Analysis. Describe the tension between the regime and the current situation. Explain the consequences to the firm of the outcome of the case.

Conclusion. Summarise your findings and recommend reasonable and viable policy options for the CEO.

Layout. Introduction: 2 paragraphs at most. Rules: as much as it takes to clearly explain the law. Analysis: the main effort – 2 to 2.5 pages. Conclusion and your recommendation: 3 to 4 paragraphs should do it. You are writing for a busy CEO, so be concise and clear.

Volume. 4 pages maximum. At about 250 words per page in double-spaced 12 point font and normal formatting, you will have about 800 – 1000 words.

Marking scheme:

Style: grammar, spelling, citation style and consistency 5%
Structure: Introduction, Regime, Analysis, Conclusion 5%
Content: quality, logic, originality and sophistication 5%
Total: 15%

Due Date: Wednesday 26 March 2018.

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