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Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text & Cases - Commercial Law for Accountants, 1st Edition

  • Roger LeRoy Miller Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 128577017X  |  ISBN-13: 9781285770178
  • 864 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.00
  • Newer Edition Available

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Overview

BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES--COMMERCIAL LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS is an adaptation of the market-leading Clarkson/Miller/Cross textbook. This textbook is suited for the second course in a business law series ("commercial law"), often a requirement for accounting majors. It covers topics students will see on the CPA exam and delivers an ideal blend of classic "black letter law" and contemporary cases. The text's strong student orientation makes the law accessible, interesting, and relevant with cases that represent the latest developments. This book offers CengageNOW, an optional online solution to help prepare students to see the relevance of business law.

Features and Benefits

  • BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES--COMMERCIAL LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS is supported by CengageNOW. CengageNOW is a powerful course management tool that provides control and customization to optimize the student learning experience and produce desired outcomes. CengageNOW includes Interactive book, Auto Graded Homework with consistent question types, Chapter Review Worksheets, Brief Hypotheticals, Blueprint Case problems, Video Questions, Personalized Student Plan with Multimedia Study Tools and videos, Test Bank, and Reporting and Assessment Options.
  • BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES--COMMERCIAL LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS offers an alternative for those looking for a text that includes only those topics typically covered in the second semester business law course. It includes topics that accounting majors will see on the CPA exam and is the first half of the Clarkson/Miller/Cross textbook, Business Law: Text & Cases, 13e.
  • BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES--COMMERCIAL LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS offers an effective mix of classic and landmark cases, with recent cases on key topics that not only provide modern examples of business law but also strongly interest today's students. Case examples are excerpted (in the language of the court) and have been carefully selected and edited to offer student accessibility and appeal while providing a solid illustration of how courts interpret and apply the law.
  • Case in Point examples and hypothetical examples are highlighted and numbered to ensure easier reference. These examples are integrated throughout the text to help students comprehend the legal principles covered.
  • Managerial Strategy features are integrated throughout the text as appropriate and focus on management aspects of business.
  • Reviewing features, which are found at the end of every chapter, help solidify students' understanding of the chapter materials. The feature presents a hypothetical scenario and then asks a series of questions that require students to identify the issues and apply legal concepts.
  • Debate This, which follows each Reviewing feature, consists of a brief statement or question concerning the chapter material that can be used to spur lively classroom discussion or small group assignments. It also can be used as a written assignment.
  • Each Insight into [Ethics, E-Commerce, Global, Environment, or Social Media] feature concludes with a Critical Thinking question. A set of Dimensions questions follows each case excerpt, addressing the AACSB curriculum requirement to explore global, political, ethical, social, environmental, technological, and cultural contexts of business law.
  • To enhance students' ability to learn and retain important information about applications of the law to real-world situations, Impact of This Case on Today's Law features conclude the Landmark and Classic cases, illustrating the relevance of these cases to modern law. Each feature is followed by a critical-thinking question to promote in-depth analysis.
  • Selected cases conclude with "What If the Facts Were Different?" questions that alter the facts of the case and ask students to decide whether the same ruling would result. Debate This sections at the end of the Reviewing features also encourage critical thinking and more thoughtful analysis.
  • Chapters conclude with hypothetical business scenarios and business case problems that require students to identify the relevant legal issues and apply the legal concepts covered in the chapter, enabling them to review the material effectively while applying it practically.
  • Issue Spotters conclude each chapter to help students learn to identify the legal issues and apply the laws presented.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Business Organizations.
1. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises.
2. Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships.
3. Other Organizational Forms for Small Businesses.
4. Corporate Formation and Financing.
5. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders.
6. Mergers and Takeovers.
7. Securities Law and Corporate Governance.
Unit 2: Agency and Employment.
8. Agency Formation and Duties.
9. Agency Liability to Third Parties and Termination.
10. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
11. Employment Discrimination and Diversity.
Unit 3: Negotiable Instruments.
12. The Function and Creation of Negotiable Instruments.
13. Transferability and Holder in Due Course.
14. Liability, Defenses, and Discharge.
15. Banking in the Digital Age.
Unit 4: Domestic Sales and Lease Contracts.
16. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts.
17. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest.
18. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts.
19. Warranties.
Unit 5: Creditors' Rights and Remedies.
20. Creditors' Rights and Remedies.
21. Secured Transactions.
22. Bankruptcy Law.
Unit 6: Government Regulation.
23. Administrative Agencies.
24. Consumer Law.
25. Environmental Law and Sustainability.
26. Antitrust Law.
27. Professional Liability and Accountability.
Unit 7: Property and Its Protection.
28. Personal Property and Bailments.
29. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law.
30. Wills and Trusts.
Appendix A: The Uniform Commercial Code [full UCC].
Appendix B: Answers to the Issue Spotters.
Appendix C: Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample Answer.

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Bundle: Text + CourseMate with Digital Video Library Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305415418  | ISBN-13: 9781305415416

List Price = $248.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $187.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text & Cases - Commercial Law for Accountants
    List Price = $235.95  | CengageBrain Price = $235.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.00
  • CourseMate with Digital Video Library, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Text + CengageNOW with Digtial Video Library Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  130541540X  | ISBN-13:  9781305415409

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This Bundle Includes:

  • Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text & Cases - Commercial Law for Accountants
    List Price = $235.95  | CengageBrain Price = $235.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.00
  • CengageNOW with Digtial Video Library, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25


Bundle: Text + MindTap® Business Law with Digital Video Library Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305415426  | ISBN-13:  9781305415423

List Price = $248.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $187.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text & Cases - Commercial Law for Accountants
    List Price = $235.95  | CengageBrain Price = $235.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.00
  • MindTap® Business Law with Digital Video Library Printed Access Card
    List Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25


ePack: Printed Text + CengageNOW with Digtial Video Library Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305615387  | ISBN-13:  9781305615380

List Price = $248.95  | CengageBrain Price = $248.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $187.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text & Cases - Commercial Law for Accountants
    List Price = $235.95  | CengageBrain Price = $235.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.00
  • CengageNOW with Digtial Video Library, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $83.00  | CengageBrain Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00


ePack: Printed Text + MindTap® Business Law with Digital Video Library Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305615409  | ISBN-13:  9781305615403

List Price = $248.95  | CengageBrain Price = $248.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $187.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text & Cases - Commercial Law for Accountants
    List Price = $235.95  | CengageBrain Price = $235.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.00
  • MindTap® Business Law with Digital Video Library Instant Access
    List Price = $83.00  | CengageBrain Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00


ePack: Printed Text + CourseMate with Digital Video Library Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305615395 | ISBN-13:  9781305615397

List Price = $248.95  | CengageBrain Price = $248.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $187.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text & Cases - Commercial Law for Accountants
    List Price = $235.95  | CengageBrain Price = $235.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.00
  • CourseMate with Digital Video Library, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $164.00  | CengageBrain Price = $164.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.00


Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

CourseMate with Digital Video Library, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128577437X | ISBN-13: 9781285774374)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning tools and an eBook. CourseMate now includes the KnowNOW! Blog, the most current solution for the most convenient online news and classroom application. KnowNOW! brings news to your course with discipline-specific online pages and applications. www.cengage.com/coursemate.

List Price = $164.00  | CengageBrain Price = $164.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.00

CengageNOW with Digtial Video Library, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285774345 | ISBN-13: 9781285774343)

CengageNOW is a powerful course management tool that provides control and customization to optimize the student learning experience and produce desired outcomes. CengageNOW includes Interactive book, Auto Graded Homework with consistent question types, Chapter Review Worksheets, Brief Hypotheticals, Blueprint Case problems, Video Questions, Personalized Student Plan with Multimedia Study Tools and videos, Test Bank, and Reporting and Assessment Options.

List Price = $83.00  | CengageBrain Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00

Digital Video Library, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285774388 | ISBN-13: 9781285774381)

The Digital Library offers over 90 videos, helping students link their everyday experiences to legal concepts. The videos are available with MindTap™, CengageNOW, and CourseMate and at www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

List Price = $38.00  | CengageBrain Price = $38.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.00

Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0324223277 | ISBN-13: 9780324223279)

The Digital Library offers more than 90 videos and helps your students link their everyday experiences to legal ideas, spark classroom discussion, and reinforce core concepts. The videos are available with MindTap, CengageNOW™, and CourseMate, and at http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305097734 | ISBN-13: 9781305097735)

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LMS Integrated for CengageNOW™ with Digital Video Library, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305097726 | ISBN-13: 9781305097728)

With its engaging learning and assessment tools, CengageNOW supports the entire student workflow, from motivation to mastery. For instructors, CengageNOW provides control and customization with the opportunity to tailor the learning experience to improve outcomes.

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MindTap® Business Law with Digital Video Library Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285774450 | ISBN-13: 9781285774459)

MindTap™ Business Law with Digital Video Library for Miller's Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text and Cases -- Commercial Law for Accountants is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate with Digital Video Library, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128577437X | ISBN-13: 9781285774374)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning tools and an eBook. CourseMate now includes the KnowNOW! Blog, the most current solution for the most convenient online news and classroom application. KnowNOW! brings news to your course with discipline-specific online pages and applications. www.cengage.com/coursemate

List Price = $164.00  | CengageBrain Price = $164.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.00

CengageNOW with Digtial Video Library, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285774345 | ISBN-13: 9781285774343)

CengageNOW™, an online diagnostic, homework, and tutorial system, lets you sign on, save time, and get the grade you want.

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Digital Video Library, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285774388 | ISBN-13: 9781285774381)

The Digital Library offers over 90 videos, helping students link their everyday experiences to legal concepts. The videos are available with MindTap™, CengageNOW, and CourseMate and at www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

List Price = $38.00  | CengageBrain Price = $38.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.00

Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0324223277 | ISBN-13: 9780324223279)

The Digital Library offers over 90 videos and helps you link your everyday experiences to legal ideas, spark classroom discussion, and reinforce core concepts. The videos are available with MindTap, CengageNOW™, and CourseMate, and at http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

List Price = $42.00  | CengageBrain Price = $42.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $31.50

LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305097734 | ISBN-13: 9781305097735)

List Price = $164.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.00

LMS Integrated for CengageNOW™ with Digital Video Library, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305097726 | ISBN-13: 9781305097728)

Have the tools you need to be successful A variety of tools are available in CengageNOW™, all combined in one easy-to-use resource designed to improve your grades. Some resources get you prepared for class and help you succeed on homework, and others show you specific areas where you can work to improve. Stay ahead of the course requirements CengageNOW shows you the path through your course—from first day through finals. Once you know what’s expected, it’s easier to complete your assignments. Gain understanding that stays with you Do well on tests as well as the assignments! Bridge the gap between homework and tests by using CengageNOW to truly understand the material. Self-study and review materials keep you on the right track, to make sure your understanding goes beyond memorization. Set yourself up for better grades Why wonder where you stand? CengageNOW includes trackable assignments and grades. It tells you what to do to improve your grade, and gives you the tools to accomplish it! Student Testimonials: “I love the check your work option. Really, when you’re having a hard time figuring out an answer, sometimes working backwards is the best way to understand conceptually what you’re doing wrong.” - Brad Duncan University of Utah “I liked the videos because they were short enough to teach me and because they were short, I was able to find time to watch them again and again if I did not understand the first time.” - Jennifer Wright Northeast Wisconsin Technical College CTA: Ask your instructor about CengageNOW for this course.

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MindTap® Business Law with Digital Video Library Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285774450 | ISBN-13: 9781285774459)

MindTap™ Business Law with Digital Video Library for Miller's Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text and Cases -- Commercial Law for Accountants provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Business Law, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305262395 | ISBN-13: 9781305262393)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Roger LeRoy Miller

Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several respected universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As a professor, he has taught intellectual property law and entertainment law, among other subjects. A widely published and respected author, his work has appeared in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

Digital Solutions

CLARKSON FAMILY WITH CENGAGENOW

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Achieve Better Engagement – NOW!
CengageNOW is a powerful course management tool that engages and prepares students to learn business law. CengageNOW includes an Interactive eBook, Personalized Student Plan with Study Tools and Videos, Test Bank, Reporting and Assessment Options, and Auto Graded Assignments. The assignments guide students through consistent learning activities to:

(1) Prepare, (2) Engage, (3) Apply and (4) Analyze business law content.

  • Worksheets – Interactive online “worksheets” PREPARE students for class by ensuring reading & comprehension.

  • Video Activities – Real-world video exercises make Business Law ENGAGING & RELEVANT.

  • Brief Hypotheticals – These applications help students spot the issue and APPLY the law in the context of a short, factual scenario.

  • Case Problem Blueprints – Promote deeper CRITICAL THINKING and legal reasoning by guiding students step-by-step through a case problem.


CLARKSON FAMILY WITH MINDTAP

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Personalize Your Teaching Experience
We are happy to announce MindTap with the Clarkson familyavailable in spring 2014.
MindTap is a personalized teaching and learning experience for business law that holds students accountable for coming to class while motivating them to be prepared and engaged in the content. This robust learning experience offers interactive, customizable content that opens up exciting new paths to engagement. MindTap is a pre-built online course focused on common course needs. The MindTap learning path guides students through consistent learning activities to:

(1) Prepare, (2) Engage, (3) Apply and (4) Analyze business law content.

MindTap includes assignments with the following brand new content: Worksheets, Video Activities, Brief Hypotheticals, and Case Problem Blueprints!
These are organized on the learning path in a logical progression to help elevate learning.