Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Business Law 5th Edition

Jeffrey F. Beatty | Susan S. Samuelson

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Bring cases and legal concepts to life through the innovative storytelling style in CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW. This economically priced resource presents a full range of business law topics in a series of brief, quick-reading chapters. Ideal for single-semester or one-quarter courses, it delivers succinct coverage of core business law topics and includes summarized cases instead of case examples to illustrate the point of law. The fifth edition focuses on the business applications of chapter concepts, making the material relevant to students no matter what their future career path. Attention to current issues includes material on social media throughout. Also available: the MindTap® online learning experience.

Meet the Author

Jeffrey F. Beatty, Boston University

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, Boston University

Susan S. Samuelson is a tenured full professor in 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, the Harvard Journal on Legislation and the Sloan Management View, 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.

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Features & Benefits

  • The text's signature conversational, student-friendly writing style uses entertaining stories, illustrations, and scenarios--along with timely humor--to deliver a lively presentation of legal material that engages students and helps them better retain what they learn.
  • Critical thinking features such as "You Be the Judge" and "Ethics" encourage students to analyze as they read, increasing their synthesis of different concepts and sharpening their analytical skills.
  • Providing excellent test preparation, "Exam Strategy" and "Exam Review" features at the end of every chapter give students plenty of opportunities to put what they learn into practice.
  • Highlighted Key Terms in the margins help students focus on the most important concepts.
  • INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW's continually updated coverage of evolving issues reflects the changing landscape regarding international, domestic, social media, and online legal issues.
  • Emphasizing core business law topics, concise 20-page chapters provide a manageable amount of content with just the right amount of detail.

Table of Contents

Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Business Law


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.
7. Intentional Torts and Business Torts.
8. Negligence, Strict Liability and Product Liability.
9. Cyberlaw and Privacy.
10. Forming a Contract.
11. Requirements for a Contract.
12. Performance of a Contract.
13. Practical Contracts.
14. Sales.
15. Negotiable Instruments.
16. Sales and Secured Transactions.
17. Agency Law.
18. Employment Law.
19. Employment Discrimination.
20. Labor Law.
21. Starting a Business: LLCs and other Options.
22. Corporations.
23. Bankruptcy.
24. Securities and Antitrust.
25. Consumer Protection.
26. Environmental Law.
27. Accountants’ Liability.
28. Intellectual Property.
29. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law.
30. Personal Property and Bailment.
31. Estate Planning.
32. Insurance.
Appendix A: The Constitution of the US.
Appendix B: The UCC.
Appendix C: Answer Key.
Table of Cases.
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