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Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition

Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0324663525

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Published: 2010
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Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition - 5TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324663525

Jeffrey F. Beatty

ISBN13: 978-0324663525
ISBN10: 0324663528
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 10
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

The best way to understand legal concepts is through hands-on application, and with Beatty and Samuelson's exciting new edition of BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, students get plenty of practice with active learning features and practical exercises. Today's students are given personal experience applying the law to real-life issues throughout the text, equipping future business leaders with the knowledge and tools to anticipate the challenges that await them. 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. 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.

Author Bio

Jeffrey F. Beatty
Jeffrey F. Beatty was a two-time winner of the Beckwith Prize, Boston University's highest undergraduate teaching award. His research expertise included constitutional law, torts, contracts, and the uniform commercial code. In 1998, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) awarded him the Charles Hewitt Award for excellence in teaching, presented annually to one professor in the United States. The highest honor for teaching conferred by the ALSB, this award is dedicated to the communication and recognition of creative teaching practices of business law. Prior to his teaching, Professor Beatty worked for several years as a legal aid lawyer, concentrating on immigration law and general civil litigation. He also practiced in a private firm, where he concentrated on general civil litigation, including trials and appeals of tort, contract, employment, and property cases.

Susan S. Samuelson
Professor Samuelson is a tenured full professor in the Business Policy and Law Department of the School of Management at Boston University where she has been awarded the Broderick Prize in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments. She teaches both law and ethics to undergraduates, graduate students, and executives. Professor Samuelson's research has focused on securities law and the management of lawyers (in both law firms and corporations). Her articles have appeared in the Boston University Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal and the Sloan Management Review, among others. She earned both an A.B. and J.D. degree at Harvard University has practiced law in the corporate department of the law firm of Choate, Hall, and Stewart.

Table of Contents

Unit I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT.
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: LLCs and Other Options.
33. Partnerships.
34. Life and Death of a Corporation.
35. Corporate Management.
36. Shareholders.
37. Securities Regulation.
38. Accountants: Liability and Professional Responsibility.
Unit VI: GOVERNMENT REGULATION.
39. Antitrust.
40. Consumer Law.
41. Environmental Law.
Unit VII: PROPERTY.
42. Cyberlaw.
43. Intellectual Property.
44. Real Property.
45. Landlord-Tenant.
46. Personal Property and Bailment.
47. Planning for the Future: Estates and Insurance.
Appendices:
A. The Constitution of The United States.
B. Uniform Commercial Code.
Glossary.
Table of Cases.
Index.

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