ISBN13:978-0324303971 ISBN10: 0324303971 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0324379891 ISBN10: 0324379897
Summary: Concepts in context. It's an approach unique among business law textbooks--and one of the main reasons Beatty and Samuelson's BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT is so successful in the classroom. From the very first chapter, the authors' superb writing fascinates, drawing students into the concepts of business law within the context of vivid examples and memorable scenarios. Throughout, provocative questions encourage students to reflect and think more deeply abo...show moreut what they are reading--teaching by example using activities that foster active learning by showing students how to think through issues from a lawyer's perspective. No other text is as effective at helping students learn how to apply concepts and contexts to their practice!, and in teaching them why business law matters not only to their careers but also to their daily lives.
NEW! The Latest Topics: Nearly every chapter has been revised to incorporate new developments such as the USA Patriot Act's effect on constitutional rights; the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, the 2003 amendments to Article 2 and 2A of the UCC, the new bankruptcy reform legislation; the new Check 21 statute which affects all consumers who write checks; Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (concerning identity theft); the national "Do Not Call" registry; spyware and phishing, the Terri Shiavo case, and many others.
Interdisciplinary Perspective: "Law and Economics" and "Public Policy" features provide an interdisciplinary perspective to show how legal decisions can have an impact on the world around us and even on our own everyday lives.
Integrative Design: A unique design integrates application features into the flow of the text material, making them more likely to be read by students and thus provide the valuable real-world, contextual illustrations that are so critical to understanding concepts.
NEW! Corporate Governance Coverage: The corporate chapters reflect the latest research on corporate governance. For example, Chapter 36 (Shareholders) includes highlights of the new book Pay without Performance by Harvard Law professor Lucien Bebchuk.
NEW! Case Enhancements: Two-thirds of the cases in this text are new- with most since 2000 and many from the last year or two. Typically one case per chapter offers a new feature, "Public Policy", which explains the context of a case and reminds students that a decision prompted by one dispute between two litigants may have dramatic consequences for local communities, companies, families, employees, voters and many others. To help students with the case problems, answers for the odd numbered questions are provided on the Web site (beatty.westbuslaw.com).
NEW! Stronger Connection to Students' Lives: The cases and examples throughout the book have been edited to reflect issues with which students are familiar in their own lives. For example, the ethics chapter deals with the ethical issues confronting a young consultant. One of the cases involves a college basketball player who assaults an opponent. A chapter opener involves a quarrel between two siblings that ends tragically when their mother pulls the family car over to the side of the road and allows them to get out.
NEW! More Active Learning and Critical Thinking: New "Devil's Advocate" features ask students to challenge the court's conclusions. They provide short critical commentary on the court decision and remind students that there is generally a very respectable counter-argument. By considering the opposing view and formulating their own positions, students who concludes that the court got it right gain an understanding of the holding more comprehensively than if they hadn't considered the other side.
"Lead by example" writing style: A strong narrative, developed with business students, not law students, in mind, drives understanding of general legal concepts by putting them into context for students. The authors' clear, concise style - filled with lively examples - introduces each topic with familiar, everyday real-world scenarios that students can easily relate to. Students gain an inherent understanding of abstract legal ideas before getting into conceptual definitions and discussions. These Intriguing scenarios grab students' attention and make them want to keep reading.
Emphasis on Active Learning: Numerous pedagogical features ("You Be the Judge", "Ethics", "Devil's Advocate", and "Role Reversal") take an active role in driving the learning process-they test understanding throughout each chapter by asking students to practice applying what they have learned in realistic, contextual situations.
Authoritative Coverage: This text has received the stamp of approval from trial and appellate judges, working attorneys, scholars, and teachers. Through exhaustive research and meticulous presentation, the authors set a new standard for business law texts in style and research. In addition, dozens of tough-minded instructors and editors have spent thousands of hours reviewing the revision of this book.
Practical Ethics Coverage: An "Ethics Checklist" introduced in Chapter 2 provides questions to guide future managers in making tough decisions when faced with one of the many ethical dilemmas they will encounter on the job that are not black and white. "Ethics" features throughout the text encourage students to practice thinking through real-world ethical scenarios.
1. Introduction to Law. 2. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. 3. Dispute Resolution. 4. Common Law, Statutory Law, and Administrative Law. 5. Constitutional Law. 6. Intentional Torts and Business Torts. 7. Negligence and Strict Liability. 8. Crime. 9. International Law.
Unit II: CONTRACTS.
10. Introduction to Contracts. 11. Agreement. 12. Consideration. 13. Legality. 14. Capacity and Consent. 15. Written Contracts. 16. Third Parties. 17. Performance and Discharge. 18. Remedies.
Unit III: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS.
19. Introduction to Sales. 20. Ownership and Risk. 21. Warranties and Product Liability. 22. Performance and Remedies. 23. Creating a Negotiable Instrument. 24. Liability for Negotiable Instruments. 25. Liability for Negotiable Instruments: Banks and Their Customers. 26. Secured Transactions. 27. Bankruptcy.
Unit IV: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW.
28. Agency: The Inside Relationship. 29. Agency: The Outside Relationship. 30. Employment Law. 31. Labor Law.
Unit V: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.
32. Starting a Business. 33. Partnerships. 34. Life and Death of a Corporation. 35. Corporate Management. 36. Shareholders. 37. Securities Regulation. 38. Accountants: Liability and Professional Responsibility.
42. Cyberlaw. 43. Intellectual Property. 44. Real Property. 45. Landlord-Tenant. 46. Personal Property and Bailment. 47. Planning for the Future: Estates and Insurance.
A. The Constitution of The United States. B. Uniform Commercial Code.
Glossary. Table of Cases. Index.
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