This case, "Share-Inn Economy (C)" is the third in a three part series. A Teaching Note and Student Instructions are also available for educators.
The Share-Inn Economy simulation positions students in the role of the General Counsel (GC) to a start-up tech company as they grapple with explaining the current legal landscape and options to advocate for policy change to allow the company to expand into the food service industry. Students learn about the advising, business strategy and policy skills of the legal profession. Over the course of multiple sessions students read three prompts and relevant background information that presents the progression of turning an idea into actual legislation by participating in writing a strategy memo as to company opportunities within the current law, drafting legislation, and presenting legislative testimony. Throughout the simulation students work together in groups.
Share-Inn Economy (C)
In Share-Inn Economy (C) the Senate Committee on Health has decided to move forward on introducing a bill to allow for the sale of home-cooked meals. However, committee members have been hearing many different opinions about whether this legislation is a good idea and how to modify the proposed bill in order to address their concerns. In the final part of the simulation students take on various roles and prepare written and/or oral legislative testimony from the perspective of their roles. These roles include: GC of Share-Inn, representative from the Ames State Department of Health, community member whose spouse died of a foodborne illness, a prospective home cook, and the neighbor of a prospective home cook, among others. Within the case, students read a short background of each role and are provided references to public testimony which includes written testimony, a transcript of a public hearing, oral testimony videos as well as a video that provides tips on giving public testimony.
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