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Professor Information

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Dai Hui






Office Hours

WE 8:30-12:30

Turn Around Time

Within 24 hours

Course Description and Purpose

A basic course in hotel, motel and restaurant law emphasizing risk management and security.  The student is introduced to the fundamental laws, rules and regulations applicable to the hospitality industry.  Case study approach is used to develop an awareness and understanding of the legal problems confronting the manager and executive in policy and decision making. 

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify legal issues related to the hospitality industry.
  2. Apply industry legal standards to identified legal issues.
  3. Propose management guidelines to obtain beneficial resolution of legal issues.
  4. Compare industry legal standards in state, national and international jurisdictions.
  5. Recognize the changing nature of the hospitality industry and how laws may adapt to changes.

Important Information


Please review the FIU's Policies webpage. The policies webpage contains essential information regarding guidelines relevant to all courses at FIU, as well as additional information about acceptable netiquette for online courses. For additional information, please visit FIU's Policy and Procedure Library.

As a member of the FIU community you are expected to be knowledgeable about the behavioral expectations set forth in the FIU Student Conduct and Honor Code.

Technical Requirements and Skills

One of the greatest barriers to taking an online course is a lack of basic computer literacy. By computer literacy, we mean being able to manage and organize computer files efficiently and learning to use your computer's operating system and software quickly and easily. Keep in mind that this is not a computer literacy course, but students enrolled in online courses are expected to have moderate proficiency using a computer. Please go to the What's Required webpage to find out more information on this subject.

Privacy Policy Statements for Partners and Vendors

Please visit our Technical Requirements webpage for additional information.

Accessibility and Accommodation

The Disability Resource Center collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable. The DRC provides FIU students with disabilities the necessary support to successfully complete their education and participate in activities available to all students. If you have a diagnosed disability and plan to utilize academic accommodations, please contact the Center at 305-348-3532 or visit them at the Graham Center GC 190.

For additional assistance please contact FIU's Disability Resource Center.

Web Accessibility Statements for Partners and Vendors 

Please visit our ADA Compliance webpage for additional information about accessibility involving the tools used in this course.

Academic Misconduct Statement

Florida International University is a community dedicated to generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, the rigorous and respectful exchange of ideas, and community service. All students should respect the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly demonstrate the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct, they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Conduct and Honor Code. Academic Misconduct includes:


  • The unauthorized use of any materials, information, study aids or assistance from another person on any academic assignment or exercise, unless explicitly authorized by the course Instructor; 
  • Assisting another student in the unauthorized use of any materials, information, study aids, unless explicitly authorized by the Instructor; and 
  • Having a substitute complete any academic assignment or completing an academic assignment for someone else, either paid or unpaid; and


  • The deliberate use and appropriation of another are work without any indication of the source and the representation of such work as the Student's own.
  • Assisting another student in the deliberate use and appropriation of another’s work without any indication of the source and the representation of such work as the student’s own. 

Learn more about the academic integrity policies and procedures as well as student resources that can help you prepare for a successful semester.

Inclusivity Statement

This course will serve to embrace the diversity and inclusivity found within Florida International University. We appreciate and respect diversity, equality, equity, cooperativeness, community, and sustainability within our online courses. We are committed to the ongoing education of our students and their participation within the course regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, geographical location, religion, and disability. We strive in encouraging collaboration by preparing our students to value the differences in others. At the core of our intentions is the encouragement of acceptance and appreciation of differences within our student population and community.

Copyright Statement

The following conduct is prohibited by the Student Conduct and Honor Code. Lack of familiarity with University policy is not a defense to a violation of this Code. Unless specifically noted, the intent is not a required element to establish a policy violation. The following conduct violation or any attempt to violate the Code will be used in charging all Students or Student Organizations;

Section 5 | Conduct Violations - g. Computer Misuse

  • vii. Unauthorized distribution or downloading of copyrighted materials, including but not limited to, unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing. This is a violation whether the user is using their own personal computer or the University’s information technology system for unauthorized distributions.

Copyright Statement: The materials and content in this online course are provided solely for student use during the course. Course materials may not be shared outside of the course or with any third party without the explicit permission of the instructor or content publisher. Visit FIU Library’s Copyright Lib Guide to learn more about copyright law and restrictions.

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Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Proctored Exam Policy

Please note that the information contained in this section applies only if your course requires a proctored exam.

Through a careful examination of this syllabus, it is the student’s responsibility to determine whether this online course requires proctored exams. Please visit our Student Proctored Exam Instructions. webpage for important information concerning proctored exams, proctoring centers, and important forms.

Textbook and Course Materials

Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law
title : 

Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law

publisher : 

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company


Karen L. Morris, Jane Boyd ohlin, Sten T. Sliger 

iSBN 13


Publish Date


Course Detail

Course Communication

Communication in this course will take place via the Canvas Inbox. Check out the Canvas Conversations Tutorial or Canvas Guide to learn how to communicate with your instructor and peers using Announcements, Discussions, and the Inbox. I will respond to all correspondences within 24 hours.


Course Requirements
Number of Items
Points for Each
Total Points Available
Midterm Exam
Final Exam11003030%
Case Analysis11001515%

A   ---  90-100                           A----   88-89                      B+---     85-87

B   ---  80-84                              B---   78-79                      C+  ---    75-77

C---    70-74                             D---   60-69                         F     ---    Below 60

Course Calendar

Weekly Schedule

Week TopicAssignments
Week 1/2Introduction to the Course
Introduction t Contemporary Hospitality Law
Chapter 1
Week 3/4Spring Festival
Week 5/6Legal Procedures:Journey of a case through the Courts Chapter 2
Week 6/7Civil Rights & Anti-discriminationChapter 3
Week 8Contract Law  + QuizChapter 4
Week 8/9Contract law + NegligenceChapter4/ 5
Week 10 Negligence + Midterm Chapter 5
Week 11
Guests & Other PatronsChapter 7
Week 12/13Protecting Patron's PropertyChapter 8
Week 14Guests' Rights + Rights of InnkeepersChapter 9/10
Week 15/16Liability and Sale of Food/BeverageChapter 11/12
Week 17Final Exam