Brief and affordable, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES focuses on core business law topics, including contracts and sales. Summarized cases are integrated throughout the text to illustrate key points of law. FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES is ideal for the one-term course that focuses primarily on contracts and sales.
Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught, among other subjects, intellectual property and entertainment law. He has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, and California Trial Lawyers Journal and has coauthored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.
Gaylord A. Jentz was the Herbert D. Kelleher Emeritus Centennial Professor in Business Law at the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business. He received his B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jentz was a past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines, the Southern Business Law Association, Phi Kappa Phi (UT Chapter), and the Texas Association of College Teachers. He was the author or coauthor of six monographs and 56 books and editions, including WEST'S BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, Tenth Edition; FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, Seventh Edition; and several versions of BUSINESS LAW TODAY. He also published in several learned journals and was past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. Dr. Jentz gave advanced purchasing seminars throughout the United States and taught at five regional and graduate banking schools. He was the recipient of 16 teaching, academic, and service excellence awards, including the CBA Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, the CBA Foundation Advisory Council Distinguished Scholastic Contributions Award, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Faculty Excellence Award, the Western States School of Banking Leadership Award, the James C. Scarboro Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in Banking Education, and The University of Texas "Civitatis" Award. He was also inducted into the Texas Business School (McCombs School of Business) "CBA Hall of Fame."
Part I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Legal and Constitutional Environment of Business. 2. Traditional and Online Dispute Resolution. 3. Ethics and Business Decision Making. Part II: TORTS AND CRIMES. 4. Torts and Cyber Torts. 5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes. Part III: CONTRACTS. 7. Nature and Classification. 8. Agreement and Consideration. 9. Capacity and Legality. 10. Defenses to Contract Enforceability. 11. Third Party Rights and Discharge. 12. Breach and Remedies. 13. E-Contracts and E-Signatures. Part IV: SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 14. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 15. Title and Risk of Loss. 16. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 17. Warranties and Product Liability. Part V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 18. Negotiability, Transferability, and Liability. 19. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. Part VI: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS. 20. Security Interests in Personal Property. 21. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy. Part VII: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS. 22. Agency Relationships. 23. Employment Law and Immigration. Part VIII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 24. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies. 25. Corporate Formation, Financing, and Termination. 26. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 27. Investor Protection, Insider Trading and Corporate Governance. Part IX: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 28. Personal Property and Bailments. 29. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 30. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. Part X: SPECIAL TOPICS. 31. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals. 32. International Law in a Global Economy. Appendices.