Sunday, April 21, 2019

Great Time Speaking with 8th Graders / After School All Stars Atlanta

We did a simulated First Day of Class in College.  After going over the syllabus, we covered:


Theme 1: The Consequences of Winding up in Court
Theme 2: How to Protect Your Business Before Its Formation
Theme 3: Knowing Your Individual Legal Rights

Civil and Criminal Cases

Example of Civil Case: Negligence

1-      Does the defendant owe a duty to plaintiff?
2-     Did defendant breach that duty? ...
3-     By proximately causing …
4-     Damages

Palsgraf case and Proximate Cause
a-     Were the events foreseeable? or …
b-     Did the series of events break the chain of causation?

Example of Criminal Case: 4th Amendment

Warrant to search home - Police need probable cause, based on “objective, articulated facts.”

What is suppressed evidence?
-          It depends – Were the police lawfully present?

Exclusionary rule
-          Fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Speaking with 8th Graders on Success in College (April 2019)

June 2018 event
Looking forward to speaking again with After-School All-Stars students in Atlanta.  This time, we will focus on the importance of the first day of class (with a simulated class), study tips, and the importance of working hard and having fun.

Very Kind Book Review: 99 Motivators for College Success

"Great College Prep Read - Perry Binder's 99 Motivators for College Success is a fantastic read for anyone in college. It makes a particularly great gift for high school seniors preparing to start their first year of college or even just considering it. The book is easy to read and humorous, while providing incredibly accurate and valuable advice for how to make the most of attending college."
Click Here to Read

Monday, March 11, 2019

Guest Speaker: Technology Law for Entrepreneurs class

Great speaker today: My former student, Luis Ferrer-Labarca / Co-founder of BitcraftCrypto. Proud teacher moment! 

Technology Law for
Entrepreneurs class

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Perry’s L.I.G.H.T. B.U.L.B. Moments for Teachers

Perry’s L.I.G.H.T. B.U.L.B. Moments for Teachers 

L. isten to all learners 
I. nspire them with real world discussions 
G. ive hope to everyone 
H. eap compliments on students for quality work 
T. each to your strengths 

B. e available at all times, whether in person or electronically 
U. nderstand that students lack your life experience or knowledge 
L. earn from your learners 
B. e willing to walk in your students’ shoes 

Have you found your light bulb moment? 

Excerpt: #99Motivators for #CollegeSuccess 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Social Media Article Approaches 3,500 Views

This was a fun article to write:
SMH! I Got Fired 4 FB Posts On My Device And Off Company Time? GTG #YOLO

Warren Buffett said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” People worldwide affirm that statement daily with ill-advised social media posts in their professional and personal lives.
In 2007, the infancy of social media, I opened a Facebook account. With a bit of trepidation, I asked my students to add me as a “friend,” find inappropriate online content written by griping employees, post it to my wall and discuss it in class. Since then, I created several projects to educate students on appropriate uses of social media. Recently, I published these activities in a journal article, titled “Creating Social Media Law Projects to Sensitize Business Students to Appropriate Digital Conduct.
The article describes how social media promotes “instantaneous dissemination of thought, oftentimes without filter or reflection,” in “a participatory forum of real time information clutter.” My interactive projects are designed for students to recognize good from bad digital behavior and become 24/7 brand ambassadors for wherever they work, as well as for themselves.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Free Teacher Guide on Legal Underdog Lessons (50 pages)

1- Teachers on the TpT website: Start 2019 by bringing my lessons of justice into your classrooms.
Free Teacher Guide on Legal Underdog Lessons.

2- Student reading is available to everyone at Justice Cases for the Classroom.

INTRODUCTION - Unlike Hollywood law dramas, which neatly wrap up cases in an hour or two, achieving actual justice through the legal system is often slow, frustrating, and requires patience and persistence. This Teacher Guide demystifies that unrealistic version of “justice achieved.” It provides teachers with an opportunity to engage students in meaningful classroom discussions of real “David v. Goliath” justice cases, with mixed results for David. It is designed for students to appreciate and critically discuss what it takes to achieve true justice in the criminal and civil law systems.
Below are cases that I have studied, written about, and in some instances, maintained contact with the legal underdogs involved. Each case has deeply personal significance to me for different reasons, and thus I write about them in the first person. My hope is that if teachers and students experience my passion and engagement, they may be inspired to follow a local, national, or international issue and choose to participate as a voice of change, whether through social media or some other avenue.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

10 Motivators for Professional Success

Article posted to Linkedin - Motivation for the New Year.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Speaking Again at Gwinnett Tech on 99 Motivators for College Success

Looking forward to appearing again at the GT Alpharetta campus in January 2019.  Happy holidays and new year - see you there soon!