Business Law: A Hands-On Approach / Edition 1

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Business Law for Paralegals: A Hands-On Approach is a practical, application-oriented, business law text written specifically for the paralegal. Designed to meet the needs of todays paralegal student, the text demystifies the basics of contracts and UCC, and emphasizes the daily tasks and responsibilities of a paralegal involved in business law. The text includes significant cases and their relevance to the topics discussed; examples of business organizational documents from letters of intent to the exploration of typical contracts; practical assignments based on real world problems faced by business people and attorneys; and a step-by-step analysis of the creation of contracts and the common clauses contained in them. Learning features include numerous sidebars addressing a wide variety of issues; end-of-chapter exercises; "Business Case File", which provides profiles of various businesses and how they negotiate, buy, sell, and carry out daily activities; and "Help This Business", a tool which presents a wide variety of typical business problems and the legal methods used to address those problems. The only text of its kind available on the market, Business Law for Paralegals: A Hands-On Approach provides paralegal students with a solid foundation for entry into the arena of business law.

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The author does an excellent job of preparing the paralegal for working in the area by providing comprehensive information. In addition, the author provides numerous opportunities for studnet participation; students are expected to analyze relevant cases and statuates, respond to end of chapter discussion questions and complete assignments based on real word problems. - Linda Wilke Heil, Central Community College

This book can be used in a variety of programs, including paralegal, marketing and supervisory management. - Erin Calkins, College of St. Mary's

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401833534
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/14/2005
  • Series: West Legal Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 587,142
  • Product dimensions: 3.23 (w) x 3.70 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Neal R. Bevans, J.D. is an instructor at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today's learners.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Business Chapter 2: Creating a Contract Chapter 3: The Legal Concept of Acceptance Chapter 4: Consideration (Bargained for Exchange) Chapter 5: Mutual Assent Chapter 6: Capacity and Legality Chapter 7: Putting it in Writing Chapter 8: Contract Clauses Chapter 9: Uniform Commercial Code Chapter 10: Discharge and Performance Chapter 11: Remedies in Contract Law Chapter 12: Drafting Contracts Chapter 13: Business Law in the Internet Era Chapter 14: Negotiable Instruments, Securities, and Secured Transactions Chapter 15: Business Entities Glossary Appendix Index

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