Chapter 2 Legal Reasoning Exercise
Your response should be direct and concise - a well written paragraph is sufficient (do not
'dump' information as it shows a lack of insight and knowledge). There is no explicit word-
length limit, but if you find yourself going beyond 150 words you may want to rethink your
Your submission will be evaluated for each of the following criteria: 1) identification of relevant
issues; 2) analysis and evaluation; 3) alternative action plans; and 4) evaluation of consequences.
Respond to the following:
Marc is a successful sales representative for ABC Corp. selling appliances to distributors and
retailers in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. ABC Corp has spent money to provide Marc with
specialized training and gave him access to their proprietary client list. To protect their client
relationships and investments in Marc's training, ABC Corp. required Marc to sign a non-
compete clause that restricts him from "any position in the general field of sales for 5 years in the
United States." Looking at the statutes and common law relevant to your jurisdiction, would this
non-compete contract be enforceable? How might you re-write the terms to ensure high
likelihood of enforcement?