Packed with current examples and engaging scenarios, BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, STANDARD EDITION, 7E has earned the stamp of approval from trial and appellate judges, working attorneys, scholars, teachers, and learners for its full breadth of business law coverage. Extremely reader-friendly, the text is known for its lively, conversational writing style that explains complex topics in easy-to-understand language as it illustrates how legal concepts apply to everyday business practice. The seventh edition includes a new emphasis on the digital landscape, expanded coverage of international law, and new information on privacy issues. In addition, hands-on activities help you learn to think through business issues from a lawyer's perspective.
About the Author
Jeffrey F. Beatty, J.D., was an exceptional teacher, having won both the Metcalfe Prize and Cup, Boston University's highest teaching award as well as the Charles Hewitt Award, which is given each year by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) for excellence in teaching. 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 joining the faculty at Boston University, Professor Beatty worked for several years as a legal aid lawyer, concentrating on 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. Professor Beatty wrote television scripts and plays that were performed in Boston, London, and Amsterdam.
Susan S. Samuelson, J.D., is a tenured full professor in 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, the Harvard Journal on Legislation and the 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.
Table of Contents
Unit 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. 3. International Law. 4. Common Law, Statutory Law, and Administrative Law. 5. Constitutional Law. 6. Dispute Resolution. 7. Crime. Unit 2: TORTS. 8. Intentional Torts and Business Torts. 9. Negligence, Strict Liability, and Product Liability. 10. Cyberlaw and Privacy. Unit 3: CONTRACTS. 11. Introduction to Contracts. 12. Agreement. 13. Consideration. 14. Legality. 15. Capacity and Consent. 16. Written Contracts. 17. Third Parties. 18. Performance, Breach and Discharge. 19. Remedies. 20. Practical Contracts. Unit 4: SALES. 21. Introduction to Sales. 22. Ownership, Risk and Warranties. 23. Performance and Remedies. Unit 5: ADDITIONAL CPA TOPICS. 24. Secured Transactions. 25. Creating a Negotiable Instrument. 26. Liability for Negotiable Instruments. 27. Accountants' Liability. Unit 6: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. 28. Agency Law. 29. Employment and Labor Law. 30. Employment Discrimination. Unit 7: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 31. Starting a Business: LLCs and Other Options. 32. Partnerships. 33. Life and Death of a Corporation. 34. Management Duties. 35. Shareholder Rights. 36. Bankruptcy. Unit 8: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 37. Securities Regulation. 38. Antitrust. 39. Consumer Protection. 40. Environmental Law. Unit 9: PROPERTY. 41. Intellectual Property. 42. Real Property and Landlord Tenant. 43. Personal Property and Bailment. 44. Planning for the Future: Estates and Insurance. Appendix A: The Constitution of the U.S. Appendix B: The UCC. Appendix C: Answer Key.