Carper's Understanding the Law / Edition 7

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Overview

Learn the basics of business law and what it means to you with UNDERSTANDING THE LAW, Seventh Edition. This popular text discusses how various aspects of the law affect the individual, highlighting the personal law issues that confront people in their everyday lives. UNDERSTANDING THE LAW uses engaging hypothetical and real examples to illustrate important points of the law and to inspire lively discussion with your peers. This edition incorporates new coverage of ethical issues and the law. These ethical and moral issues are covered in boxed readings as well as throughout each chapter. This edition also continues to incorporate coverage of international and comparative law throughout to give you essential knowledge for today's global marketplace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285428420
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/1/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 349,827
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John A. McKinsey is a practicing attorney in Sacramento where he also teaches Business Law at California State University in Sacramento. His law practice focuses on project development, environmental law and business transactions associated with energy and regulation. His research focuses on Administrative Law and the Regulation of Business.

Professor Debra Burke is an Associate Dean in the College of Business at Western Carolina University and teaches business law, employment law and the legal environment of business. Her research focuses on pedagogy and the regulatory environment of business.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND BASIC PRINCIPLES OF LAW. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. The Constitution. 3. The Court System. 4. Attorney-Client Relationship and Dispute Resolution. 5. Administrative Law. 6. Crimes: Public Wrongs. 7. Torts: Private Wrongs. 8. Contracts: Enforceable Agreements. Part II: APPLICATION OF LAW TO THE INDIVIDUAL. 9. Real Property and Home Ownership. 10. Intellectual and Personal Property Including Motor Vehicles. 11. Renters and Landlords. 12. Employee and Employer Rights and Duties. 13. Consumer Rights, Privacy, and Protection. 14. Family Law. 15. Wills, Trusts, and Probate.

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