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Overview

BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 6E uses vivid examples and memorable scenarios to walk readers through the full breadth of business law. Focusing on real-world application and using a conversational writing style, this handy textbook gets readers ready for business challenges from the first page. Plus, by giving readers hands-on experience with legal concepts, BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 6E deepens readers' understanding of the law and promotes thinking through issues from a lawyer's perspective.

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"After 25 years of teaching, including 20 years on Advanced Business Law, this is hands down the most accessible text for my students."

"I especially like the judicious use of narrative and humor throughout the text. Each chapter begins with an interesting and unusual story and the text routinely refers back to the story as new principles are introduced into the discussion. My students don't particularly like lugging the book to class, but they often comment on how much they enjoy reading the book."

"The book is just plain interesting to read without sacrificing sophistication. It's the best business law book out there."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324303971
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/6/2006
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Standard Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1392
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Meet the Author

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 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, OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL, and SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW, among others. She practiced law in the corporate department of the law firm Choate, Hall, and Stewart. She earned both an AB and JD at Harvard University.

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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. 19. Practical Contracts. UNIT III: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS. 20. Introduction to Sales. 21. Ownership and Risk. 22. Warranties and Product Liability. 23. Performance and Remedies. UNIT IV: ADDITIONAL CPA TOPICS 24. Secured Transactions. 25. Creating a Negotiable Instrument. 26. Liability for Negotiable Instruments. 27. Accountants' Liability. UNIT V: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW 28. Agency Law. 29. Employment Law. 30. Labor Law. UNIT VI: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 31. Starting a Business: LLCs and Other Options. 32. Partnerships. 33. Life and Death of a Corporation. 34. Corporate Management. 35. Shareholders. 36. Securities Regulation. 37. Bankruptcy. UNIT VII: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 38. Antitrust. 39. Consumer Law. 40. Environmental Law. UNIT VIII:CYBERLAW. 42. Intellectual Property. 43. Real Property and Landlord Tenant. 44. Personal Property and Bailment. 45. Planning for the Future: Estates and Insurance.

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