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Overview

Help students understand legal concepts through hands-on application with LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, Fifth Edition. Active learning features and practical exercises let future business leaders apply the law to issues they will face on the job. No other text is as effective at teaching why business law matters, not only to students' future careers, but also their daily lives.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The language is understandable, and the text presents legal concepts in an interesting manner."

"My students and I love the You Be the Judge features. They promote excellent in-class discussion."

"The writing is engaging and has been since the first day. The students really relate to the examples and scenarios. There is a sense of humor in this textbook that is uncommon and engaging."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324786545
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 864
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (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 1 The Legal Environment 1
Chapter 1 Introduction to Law 2
Chapter 2 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 26
Chapter 3 Dispute Resolution 46
Chapter 4 Common Law, Statutory Law, and Administrative Law 77
Chapter 5 Constitutional Law 105
Chapter 6 Torts 135
Chapter 7 Crime 164
Chapter 8 International Law 196
Unit 2 Contracts & the UCC 225
Chapter 9 Introduction to Contracts 226
Chapter 10 Conclusion to Contracts 259
Chapter 11 Sales, Product Liability, and Negotiable Instruments 290
Chapter 12 Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy 322
Unit 3 Agency & Employment 359
Chapter 13 Agency 360
Chapter 14 Employment Law 392
Chapter 15 Labor Law 423
Unit 4 Business Organizations 451
Chapter 16 Starting a Business 452
Chapter 17 Corporations 481
Chapter 18 Securities Regulation 513
Unit 5 Government Regulation & Property 545
Chapter 19 Antitrust 546
Chapter 20 Cyberlaw 570
Chapter 21 Intellectual Property 594
Chapter 22 Property 620
Chapter 23 Consumer Law 651
Chapter 24 Environmental Law 677
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States 1
Appendix B Uniform Commercial Code 2
Glossary 1
Table of Cases 1
Index 1
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