The McDonald's Coffee Case (13-18)
Leandra - B.A. PoliSci; Law Student (she/her)
We will look at the famous McDonald's coffee case and use analytical and critical thinking skills to discuss whether there was a just outcome. We will discuss little known facts, products liability, and business ethics.
US Grade 8 - 11
A few years ago, a woman went through a McDonald's drive-thru and ordered coffee. She placed the coffee in her lap, and, unfortunately, the coffee spilled all over her lap causing severe burns. The woman sued McDonald's for her injuries. The media responded to her lawsuit with a lot of criticism of the woman; however, she won the case--based on evidence that came out during the trial. In this class, students will learn about the infamous McDonald's coffee case. Through part discussion and...
The main goal is for students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. Students will learn an aspect of civil law and apply this new knowledge when analyzing this case. Students will be asked to think about the utility and ethics of punitive damages and business practices.
I have six years of work experience as a paralegal in both civil and criminal settings. I am completing a law degree in which I received several academic honors and awards. I also worked hard to be second in my class and the areas of Torts (civil law) and Criminal law are my strongest subjects. My work experience has added to my academic studies, as I have real-world experience in what I have studied. Having this real-world experience and relating it to what I am learning in law school has made me even more excited and passionate about becoming an attorney. I have seen through working with my former bosses, and learning about certain cases in school, that being a lawyer can be a very impactful job in the lives of clients'. I hope to share these insights with learners to show them a different side of working in the legal field.
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