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Get your money's worth with ESSENTIALS OF THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT! This affordable text offers complete one-semester coverage of business law and its environment in a non-technical, straightforward, and engaging style. Authors Miller and Cross explain legal issues and court decisions in a way that pares down legal jargon while still conveying what you need to know to succeed in your course and in the legal environment.
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Meet the Author
Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught intellectual property law, entertainment law, and other subjects. Widely published, his work has appeared in the INSURANCE COUNSEL JOURNAL, DEFENSE RESEARCH, CALIFORNIA TRIAL LAWYERS JOURNAL, ANTITRUST BULLETIN, WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW, and CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW. He has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES: LEGAL, ETHICAL, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES: ETHICAL, REGULATORY, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ISSUES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. He completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.
Frank B. Cross is the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law at The University of Texas at Austin Law School, where his research centers on judicial decision-making, the economics of law and litigation, and traditional policy and doctrinal issues in administrative law. He has written several books as well as pieces for the YALE LAW JOURNAL, COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, TEXAS LAW REVIEW, VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW, CORNELL LAW REVIEW, GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL, NORTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW, and UCLA LAW REVIEW. A former president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Professor Cross received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Unit I: The Foundations. 1. Business and Its Legal Environment. 2. The Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 3. Ethics and Business Decision Making. 4. Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business. Unit II: The Public Environment. 5. Administrative Law. 6. Torts and Product Liability. 7. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. 8. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 9. International Law in a Global Economy. Unit III: The Commerical Environment. 10. Business Organizations. 11. Formation of Traditional and E-Contracts. 12. Contract Performance, Breach, and Remedies. 13. Sales and Leases. 14. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy. 15. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession. Unit IV: The Employment Environment. 16. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. 17. Employment Discrimination. Unit V: The Regulatory Environment. 18. Environmental Law. 19. Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition. 20. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance. Appendices. A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. B. The Constitution. C. The Uniform Commercial Code. D. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (Excerpts and Explanatory Comments) E. Answers to the Issue Spotters. F. Answers to Even-Numbered For Review Questions. G. Sample Answers for Select Questions with Sample Answers. H. Sample Answers for Case Problems with Sample Answer. I. Case Excerpts for Case Analysis Questions.