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Professor Karen Hosack

Instructional Assistant Professor
Finance, Insurance and Law
Office Hours
Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., and by appointment


  • About
  • Education
  • Research

Biography

Dr. Hosack is an attorney and a member of the Finance, Insurance and Law faculty, with professional experience in business law and estate planning.

Current Courses

342.001Estate Planning

375.001Law For Accountants

375.002Law For Accountants

375.003Law For Accountants

100.006Enterprise

342.001Estate Planning

375.001Law For Accountants

375.002Law For Accountants

Teaching Interests & Areas

Business Law
Estate Planning

Research Interests & Areas

Punitive Damages
Business Law

JD Law

University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence, Kansas USA

BS Accounting and Business Administration

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas USA

Book, Chapter

Solberg, J., & Hosack, K. Business Law and Ethics. Enterprise: Business 100. Pacific Crest (2004)

Conference Proceeding

Solberg, J., & Hosack, K. Philip Morris USA v. Williams: A Detailed Analysis of the Battle Between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Oregon Courts. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2010)
Varner, K., & Hosack, K. Up in Smoke: Are Recent Attempts to Discharge Workers for Lawful Private Behavior Cause for a Fired Alarm?. Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business 29 (2005): 85-97.

Journal Article

Hosack, K., & Solberg, J. Recent Trends in Punitive Damages Jurisprudence: Are Excessive Awards Galloping Away, or are Courts Acting in Good Faith to Rein Them In?. Southern Law Journal 27.1 (2017): 113-132.
Hosack, K., & Solberg, J. Cigarettes, Coffee and Cars: A Path to Student Understanding of Punitive Damages. Mustang Journal of Law and Legal Studies 8 (2015): 37- 53.
Hosack, K., & Solberg, J. Punitive Damages: Does a Bright Line Exist?. Mustang Journal of Law and Legal Studies 5 (2013): 17-30.
Solberg, J., & Hosack, K. Punitive Damages after Philip Morris USA v. Williams: Has the Smoke Cleared?. Journal of Law, Business & Ethics 18 (2012): 73-90.
Varner, K., Hosack, K., & Schmidt, K. ). Blogging: ¿Pueden los empleados evitar ser atrapados en la web? Una comparación intercultural. Anuario de la Faculdad de Derecho y Ciencias Politicas (Journal of the Faculty of Law and Political Science), 67-101.. Anuario de la Faculdad de Derecho y Ciencias Politicas (Journal of the Faculty of Law and Political Science) (2011): 68-101.

Presentations

On Limiting Employer Stock in Defined-Contribution Plans. Academy of Business Research. (2020)
Sailing the High Seas: Navigating Students through the Sometimes Stormy Waters of a Business Law Course. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. (2019)
Estate Planning Presentation. PEO Chapter LO. (2016)
Recent Developments in Punitive Damages Jurisprudence. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. (2015)
Cigarettes, Cofee and Cars: A Path to Student Understanding of Punitive Damages. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. (2013)
Punitive Damages: Does a Bright Line Exist?. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. (2012)
Punitive Damages after Philip Morris USA v. Williams: Has the Smoke Cleared?. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. (2011)
Philip Morris USA v. Williams: A Detailed Analysis of the Battle Between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Oregon Courts. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. (2010)
Exploring the Employment-at-Will Doctrine Through the Use of Recent Events Related to Off-Duty Employee Conduct and Political Speech in the Workplace.. Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business. (2008)
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