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Cengage Advantage Books: Essentials of the Legal Environment / Edition 3

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Cengage Advantage Books: Essentials of the Legal Environment / Edition 3

Essentials of the Legal Environment: This text is for those learners who are looking for a brief, less expensive, paperback legal environment text that includes longer cases. It is based on the best-selling legal environment text, West’s Legal Environment of Business.

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ISBN-13: 9780324786149
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 3.15(w) x 3.86(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Roger LeRoy Miller, Ph.D. has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As a professor, he has taught intellectual property law and entertainment law, among other subjects. A widely published and respected author, 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 authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Professor Miller 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.

Table of Contents

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.

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