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Using an innovative storytelling style that brings cases and legal concepts to life, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 5E presents a full range of business law topics in a series of brief, quick-reading chapters. The text delivers succinct coverage of core business law topics and includes summarized cases instead of case examples to illustrate the point of law. Emphasizing the business applications of chapter concepts, it helps you see the relevance of legal issues to your own future career path. The fifth edition also includes all-new chapters on LLCs and employment discrimination, new Case Questions, and a new emphasis on social media issues throughout.
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.
Unit 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. 3. Comparative Legal Systems and International Law. 4. Constitutional, Statutory, Administrative, and Common Law. 5. Courts, Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 6. Crime. Unit 2: TORTS. 7. Intentional Torts and Business Torts. 8. Negligence, Strict Liability, and Product Liability. 9. Cyberlaw and Privacy. Unit 3: CONTRACTS AND THE UCC. 10. Forming a Contract. 11. Requirements for a Contract. 12. Performance of a Contract. 13. Practical Contracts. 14. Negotiable Instruments. 15. Sales and Secured Transactions. Unit 4: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. 16. Agency Law. 17. Employment Law. 18. Employment Discrimination. 19. Labor Law. Unit 5: THE LIFE CYCLE OF A BUSINESS. 20. Starting a Business: LLCs and Other Options. 21. Corporations. 22. Bankruptcy. Unit 6: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 23. Securities and Antitrust. 24. Consumer Protection. 25. Environmental Law. 26. Accountants' Liability. Unit 7: PROPERTY. 27. Intellectual Property. 28. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 29. Personal Property and Bailment. 30. Estate Planning. 31. Insurance. Appendix A: The Constitution of the U.S. Appendix B: The UCC. Appendix C: Answer Key. Glossary. Table of Cases. Index.