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Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition,
7th Edition

Jeffrey F. Beatty, Susan S. Samuelson

ISBN-13: 9781285860381 | ISBN-10: 1285860381

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 1368 pages

List Price USD $399.95

Overview

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.

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Meet the Authors

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Jeffrey F. Beatty earned his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and J.D. from Boston University. He has practiced law at Greater Boston Legal Services, where he has represented indigent clients. Professor Beatty has earned The Metcalf Cup and Prize, Boston University’s highest teaching award. In addition to his legal research and writings, Professor Beatty has written both plays and television scripts that have been performed in Boston, London and Amsterdam.

Susan S. Samuelson earned her A.B. and J.D. from Harvard University. She has practiced corporate law with Choate, Hall and Stewart. Professor Samuelson has earned the Broderick Prize for excellence in teaching at the Questrom School. A highly respected legal professional, she has written numerous articles on legal issues for scholarly and popular journals, including the American Business Law Journal, Ohio State Law Journal, Boston University Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, National Law Journal, Sloan Management Review, Inc. Magazine and Boston Magazine.

  • Thoroughly revised and up to date, BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, STANDARD EDITION, 7E reflects the latest developments from the field.
  • With a new focus on the digital landscape, the seventh edition integrates examples from social media throughout the text.
  • Chapter 10, "Cyberlaw and Privacy," includes new information on privacy as it relates to the digital landscape.
  • Chapter 3, "International Law," has been completely rewritten to reflect the changes and emerging issues in this dynamic area of practice.
  • Integrated illustrations and application features appear in the flow of the text, making them more accessible and useful to students.
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative, BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT's standard-setting coverage has earned the stamp of approval from trial and appellate judges, working attorneys, scholars, and teachers.
  • "You Be the Judge" and "Ethics Checklists" ask students to think through business issues from a lawyer's perspective, providing valuable hands-on experience applying chapter concepts to real-world business practice.
  • Key terms located in the text margins help students focus on the most important concepts.
  • The text's signature student-friendly writing style puts legal concepts into context using familiar real-world scenarios--helping students gain a thorough understanding of material.
  • Comprehension study tools at the end of each chapter include "Exam Review" and "Exam Strategy" features to help students check their progress and prepare efficiently for exams.

Table of Contents

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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.

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