Synopses & Reviews
Based on the best-selling WEST'S BUSINESS LAW, this Alternate Edition continues to set the standard for making law accessible, interesting, and relevant to business students. With the perfect balance of tradition and innovation, this benchmark text brings to life the functions and inner-workings of business law in the real world. Rich with classic and modern cases that are summarized rather than excerpted, WEST'S BUSINESS LAW is the ideal text for students entering virtually any field of business. The text is supported by a comprehensive supplements and technology package. The text's proven approach combines with these resources to create a total teaching and learning system that is a clear choice for instructors who want to use summarized cases. This Tenth Edition refines and builds upon traditions established when the book was first introduced: authoritative content blended with cutting-edge coverage of contemporary topics and cases and an unmatched selection of innovative, high-quality support materials.
A summarized case version of the best-selling title for this course, BUSINESS LAW, ALTERNATE EDITION offers a comprehensive, authoritative, and student friendly delivery of classic black letter law blended with cutting-edge coverage of contemporary issues and cases. A successful combination of undergraduate-oriented pedagogy with traditional law school-like content makes the law accessible, interesting, and relevant for readers. The cases, content, and features of the exciting new eleventh edition have been meticulously and thoroughly updated, representing the latest developments. Ethical, global, and e-commerce themes are integrated throughout, and numerous critical-thinking exercises challenge students to apply what they've learned to real-world issues. The text also offers an unmatched range of support materials--including innovative online teaching and learning resources.
About the Author
Dr. Jentz is 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 has been 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 is the author or co-author of six monographs and fifty-six books and editions, including West's Business Law: Text and Cases, tenth edition (2006), West's Business Law Alternate Edition, tenth edition (2007), Fundamentals of Business Law, seventh edition (2007), and two versions of Business Law Today, seventh edition (2008), plus the Comprehensive Edition (2007). He has also published in learned journals and is past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. Dr. Jentz has given advanced purchasing seminars throughout the United States and previously taught over the years at five regional and graduate banking schools. Dr. Jentz is the recipient of sixteen 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, The University of Texas "Civitatis" Award, and the induction into the Texas Business School (McCombs School of Business) "CBA Hall of Fame." 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 and CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT and CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. A former president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Frank B. Cross received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law and a professor 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. Widely published, his works have appeared in 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. Cross has also published in peer-reviewed journals and written several books.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE LEGAL ENIVRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning. 2. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 3. Court Procedures. 4. Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business. 5. Ethics and Business Decision Making. Part II: TORTS AND CRIMES. 6. Intentional Torts. 7. Negligence and Strict Liability. 8. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 9. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes. Part III: CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS. 10. Nature and Terminology. 11. Agreement. 12. Consideration. 13. Capacity and Legality. 14. Mistakes, fraud, and Voluntary Consent. 15. The Statute of Frauds--the Writing Requirement. 16. Third Party Rights. 17. Performance and Discharge. 18. Breach of Contract and Remedies. 19. E-Contracts and E-Signatures. Part IV: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 20. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 21. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest. 22. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 23. Warranties and Product Liability. Part V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 24. The Function and Creation of Negotiable Instruments. 25. Transferability and Holder in Due Course. 26. Liability, Defenses, and Discharge. 27. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. Part VI: CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND BANKRUPTCY. 28. Creditors' Rights and Remedies. 29. Secured Transactions. 30. Bankruptcy Law. Part VII: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 31. Agency Formation and Duties. 32. Liability to Third Parties and Termination. 33. Employment and Labor Law. 34. Employment Discrimination. Part VIII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 35. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises. 36. Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships. 37. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 38. Corporations-Formation and Financing. 39. Corporations-Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 40. Corporations-Merger, Consolidation, and Termination. 41. Corporations-Securities Law and Corporate Governance. 42. Law for Small Businesses. Part IX: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 43. Administrative Law. 44. Consumer Law. 45. Environmental Law. 46. Antitrust Law in a Global Context. Part X: PROPERTY. 47. Personal Property and Bailments. 48. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationships. Part XI: SPECIAL TOPICS. 49. Insurance. 50. Wills, Trusts, and Elder Law. 51. Professional Liability and Accountability. 52. International Law in a Global Economy. Appendices.