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Essentials of Business Law - Text Only (4TH 12 - Old Edition)by Jeffrey F. Beatty
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Affordable and fascinating! With its innovative, story-telling learning aids, fascinating cases, and compelling business applications, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW is not only authoritative and accurate--it is also a pleasure to read. From the very first chapter, the authors' superb writing will draw you into the concepts of business law within the context of vivid examples and memorable scenarios. Throughout the text the authors "teach by example" using activities that enhance active learning by showing you how to think through issues from a lawyer's perspective. No other text is as effective at helping you learn how to apply concepts and contexts in practice, and in teaching you why business law matters not only to your career but also to your daily life.
No other text conveys such a passion for this profoundly important discipline. Delivering the material in their signature engaging style, the authors pepper their writing with a focus on human conflict that illustrates business law from the lawyer's perspective. While more brief than the traditional business law text, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW, 4TH Edition provides solid coverage of the core topics, especially contracts, and meets all AACSB curriculum standards.
About 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.
Table of Contents
PREFACE XVII. UNIT I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. 3. Dispute Resolution. 4. Common Law, Statutory Law, and Administrative Law. 5. Constitutional Law 101. 6. Torts. 7. Crime. 8. International Law. UNIT II: CONTRACTS. 9. Introduction to Contracts. 10. Agreement. 11. Consideration. 12. Legality. 13. Capacity and Consent. 14. Written Contracts. 15. Third Parties. 16. Performance and Discharge. 17. Remedies. UNIT III: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS. 18. Introduction to Sales. 19. Ownership and Risk. 20. Warranties and Product Liability. 21. Performance and Remedies. 22. Creating a Negotiable Instrument. 23. Liability for Negotiable Instruments. 24. Liability for Negotiable Instruments: Banks and Their Customers. 25. Secured Transactions. 26. Bankruptcy. UNIT IV: EMPLOYMENT, BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS, AND PROPERTY. 27. Agency. 28. Employment Law. 29. Starting a Business. 30. Corporations. 31. Securities. 32. Property. 33. Cyberlaw. 34. Intellectual Property. Appendix A. The Constitution of the United States. Appendix B. Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts). Glossary. Table of Cases . Index.
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