Mr. Lindsey
  • slindsey@stpsb.org

    Slidell High School

    #1 Tiger Drive

    Slidell, LA 70458

    Office: 985-643-2992

     

  • Mr. Lindsey, M.Ed.

  • Welcome to our web site!

    My name is Mr. Lindsey. I am a Vocational Education Teacher.

    I have been teaching at Slidell High for over 14 years.

    I will be teaching Business Law and Microsoft Creative Coding through Games and Apps.

    I am here for you and your family.  

     

            Goals for My Students

    • Teach students facts and principles of the subject matter

    • Help students develop higher-order thinking skills

    • Prepare students for jobs/careers

    • Foster student development and personal growth

    • Provide opportunities to improve literacy

    • Help students develop basic learning skills

     

     

    Degree(s)

    M.Ed., Southeastern Louisiana University

    Alternative Teacher Education Program, University of Holy Cross

     B.S., University of Holy Cross

     

    Certifications

     Educational Technology Facilitator, Grade(s): K-12  

    Computer Science, Grade(s): 6-12

    Computer Literacy, Grade(s): K-12

    Business Education Subjects, Grade(s): 6-12

     

    Education Experience

    Slidell High School: IBCA, IC3, Criminal Justice and Business Law.

    Franklinton High School: Business English, Business Math, Word Perfect, and Excel.

    Cameron College of New Orleans: Medical Terminology, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Lotus.

     

    Other Work Experiences

    Medical Industry: Insurance Clerk, OSHA/CLEA Compliance, Business Administrator

    Offshore Oil Production: Galley Hand, Roust-A-bout, Roughneck, Heavy equipment operator, Communications/Safety Officer

    Automotive Service Industry: Mechanic, Sales Rep., Service Manager

     

     

     

     

     

  • Business Law Syllabus

    Business and Personal Law:  Real-World Connections.  Woodland Hills, CA:  Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2008

     

    Course Description:  The purpose of this course is to give students an overview of legal matters that they will deal with in their personal and/or professional life.  The course begins with a quick review of ethics, how laws are made, sources of law, and civil and criminal procedures.  Then, students differentiate among the different types of law:  criminal, civil, “white collar” crimes, employment/business law, etc.  Topics such as the rights of minors, contracts, consumer laws, warranties, rental relationships, cyberlaw, negotiable instruments, credit, debt, bankruptcy, intellectual property, laws of patents, copyrights, and trademarks will also be covered.  Landmark cases that influence laws today will also be reviewed and discussed to enhance students’ overall understanding of the material.

     

    Outcomes of this Course

    • Explain the need for law, the sources of law, differentiate between civil and criminal cases and describe the elements of each, and describe civil and criminal procedures.
    • Identify the several special crimes that involve the use of motor vehicles.
    • Define different types of business crimes, such as arson, forgery, and embezzlement.
    • Differentiate between and give examples of negligence and intentional torts, explain a person’s rights and duties in relation to tort law, list the main intentional torts against people and property, and distinguish between a tort and a crime and describe remedies available for each.
    • Define negligence and explain the concepts of the reasonable person test and proximate cause.
    • Explain the concept of strict liability and describe circumstances under which it is imposed.
    • Compare and contrast negligence, strict liability, and proximate cause.
    • Explain the nature and importance of contracts, the elements of a valid contract, and the different classes of contracts (express and implied, unilateral and bilateral, and oral and written contracts).
    • Explain the requirements of a valid offer and how offers are terminated, recognize the requirements of an acceptance, distinguish the differences between an offer, an invitation to negotiate, an acceptance, and a counteroffer, and assess contractual capacity.
    • List minors’ contractual rights and responsibilities.
    • Explain what remedies are available when a contract is not fulfilled and explain how and when contracts can be discharged and differentiate among the ways contracts can be undermined (fraud, nondisclosure, misrepresentation, mistake, duress, and undue influence).
    • Analyze the concept of performance and analyze the requirements for valid consideration, define the different types of consideration, and list exceptions to the requirements of consideration.
    • Distinguish different types of consumer fraud and describe laws and agencies that protect consumers and the federal laws that regulate consumer credit (discuss your rights under the Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Credit Billing Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act).
    • Explain the concept of intellectual property, give examples of intellectual property, and define the laws of patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
    • Identify various types of warranties and how warranties may be excluded or modified.
    • Distinguish between real property, personal property, and fixtures and describe the different types of co-ownership of personal property.
    • List the different kinds of rental relationships, explain the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants, identify the conditions in which an eviction can occur, and determine liability for landlords and tenants.
    • Define and compare liens, licenses, easements, and eminent domain.
    • Describe the function and types of negotiable instruments, list the essential elements of negotiable instruments, and explain the contractual relationship between a bank and its customers.
    • Define the main types of credit, explain what a secured transaction is, how a security interest is created, and identify main types of collateral.
    • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using a credit card, determine how to obtain student loans, recognize the warning signs of debt problems, and define repossession and garnishment.
    • Identify and discuss alternatives to bankruptcy, distinguish between the different types of bankruptcy, explain the difference between voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy, and identify debts which cannot be discharged by bankruptcy.
    • Explain how the law protects employee health and safety and describe the laws that guarantee fair wages and benefits, and identify the laws that prohibit different forms of discrimination.

    Textbooks & Reading Materials

    Brown, Gordon W., (J.D.) and Paul A. Sukys (J.D.)  Business and Personal Law:  Real-World Connections.  Woodland Hills, CA:  Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2008.

    Websites

     

    Learning Outcomes:  

    PART I:  GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL

     1.  Explain the need for law and the sources of law.

     2.  Differentiate between civil and criminal law, describe the elements of each, and describe civil and criminal  procedures.

     3.  Identify several special crimes that involve the use of motor vehicles.

     4.  Define different types of business crimes, such as arson, forgery, and embezzlement.

     5.  Differentiate between and give examples of negligence and intentional torts.

     6.  Explain a person's rights and duties in relation to tort law.

     7.  List the main intentional torts against people and property.

     8.  Distinguish between a tort and a crime and describe remedies available for each.

     9.  Define negligence and explain the concepts of the reasonable person test and proximate cause.

    10. Explain the concept of strict liability and describe circumstances under which it is imposed.

    11. Compare and contrast negligence, strict liability, and proximate cause.

    PART II: BUSINESS AND CONTRACTS

    12. Explain the nature and importance of contracts.

    13. Describe the elements of a valid contract.

    14. Explain the different classes of contracts (express, implied, unilateral, bilateral, and oral and written).

    15. Explain the requirements of a valid offer and how offers are terminated.

    16. Describe the requirements of an acceptance.

    17. Distinguish the difference between an offer, an invitation to negotiate, an acceptance, and a counteroffer.

    18. List minors' contractual rights and responsibilities.

    19. Explain what remedies are available when a contract is not fulfilled and explain how and when contracts can be discharged.

    20. Differentiate among the ways contracts can be undermined (fraud, nondisclosure, misrepresentation, mistake, duress, and undue influence).

    21. Analyze the concept of performance and the requirements for valid consideration.

    22. Define the different types of consideration and list expectations to the requirements of consideration.

    PART III: CONSUMER PROTECTION AND FINANCIAL MATTERS

    23.  Distinguish the different types of consumer fraud and describe laws and agencies that protect consumers and the

           federal laws that regulate consumer credit (discuss rights under the Consumer Credit Protection Act/Consumer  

           Credit Card Accountability Act of 2009, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Credit Billing Act, and the Equal

           Credit Opportunity Act).

    24.  Explain the concept of intellectual property and give examples.

    25.  Define the law of patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

    26.  Identify various types of warranties and how warranties may be excluded or modified.

    29.  Distinguish between real property, personal property, and fixtures.

    30.  Describe the different types of co-ownership of personal property.

    31.  List the different kinds of rental relationships.

    32.  Explain the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants.

    33.  Identify the conditions in which an eviction can occur and liability for landlords and tenants.

    34.  Define and compare liens, licenses, easements, and eminent domain.

    35.  Describe the function and types of negotiable instruments.

    36.  List the essential elements of negotiable instruments.

    37.  Explain the contractual relationship between a bank and its customers.

    38.  Define the main types of credit.

    39.  Explain what a secured transaction is and how a security interest is created.

    40.  Identify the main types of collateral.

    41.  Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using a credit card.

    42.  Determine how to obtain student loans.

    43.  Recognize the signs of debt problems.

    44.  Define repossession and garnishment.

    45.  Identify and discuss alternatives to bankruptcy.

    46.  Distinguish the different types of bankruptcy.

    47.  Explain the difference between voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy.

    48.  Identify debts which cannot be discharged by bankruptcy.

    49.  Explain how the law protects employee health and safety.

    50.  Describe the laws that guarantee fair wages and benefits.

    51.  Identify the laws that prohibit different forms of discrimination.