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Cengage Advantage Books: Modern Principles of Business Law: Contracts, the UCC, and Business Organizations, 1st Edition

  • Roger LeRoy Miller Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 111153117X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111531171
  • 480 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.25
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Overview

Give your students the authoritative, in-depth treatment of today's business law topics in this concise, cost-effective paperback by best-selling business law author Roger LeRoy Miller. Designed for the contemporary one-semester course, MODERN PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS LAW, 1E provides the rigor and seriousness of a classic black letter law-type text with a brief 18-chapter table of contents that was developed based on extensive research with almost 200 instructors. MODERN PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS LAW offers excerpted cases to familiarize your students with the language of the court and delves deeper into specific topics, such as contracts, sales, and the UCC. Student-friendly, dynamic learning features throughout the book encourage critical thinking, illustrate how business law is constantly changing, guide review and offer insights into ethics. Trust best-selling author Roger Miller's MODERN PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS LAW to deliver an engaging, well-written, black and white text, with a comprehensive, time-saving teaching and learning resource package, as an economical solution for your one-semester business law course.

Features and Benefits

  • BOOK'S CONTENT REFLECTS TOPICS YOU CONSIDER MOST IMPORTANT. This book's concise, 18-chapter Table of Contents was developed based on extensive research from almost 200 teaching professionals. Leading instructors identified the topics most important to include in a brief, one-semester text for a business law that offered the same depth, rigor, and seriousness of a black letter law-type text with fewer chapters.
  • ENGAGING EXCERPTED CASES FAMILIARIZE STUDENTS WITH THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURT AND ACTUAL COURT OPINIONS. Carefully selected cases provide on-point illustrations of the legal principles discussed in each chapter.
  • CASES ENCOURAGE CRITICAL THINKING USING ONE OR MORE THOUGHT-PROVOKING SUB-SECTIONS. This book's captivating cases include one or more additional sections that takes analysis a step further, asking critical questions, such as "What if the facts were different?" or "What are the ethical, e-commerce, global, or legal environment dimensions of the case?" Other cases examine how the case will impact today's law and what managerial implications the case prompts.
  • "SHIFTING LEGAL PRIORITIES FOR BUSINESS" ILLUSTRATE HOW BUSINESS LAW IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING IN RESPONSE TO BUSINESS AND SOCIETY DEVELOPMENTS. Students see how legal priorities continuously change in the business world as technology, society and business needs evolve. This feature in selected chapters highlights sustainability, ethical trends, and changing managerial responsibilities, such as "Sustainability and the Law" (Ch. 1); "Prosecuting White-Collar Crime with the Honest-Services Fraud Law" (Ch. 6); and "The Latest Recession Re-ignites the Internet Taxation Debate" (Ch. 18).
  • "INSIGHT INTO ETHICS" EXAMINES THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF SOME OF TODAY'S MOST ENGAGING TOPICS. This dynamic feature in select chapters probes the ethical dilemmas and ethical implications businesspeople face in evolving areas of business, such as "How the Internet Is Expanding Precedent" (Ch. 3); "How Much Information Must Employers Disclose to Prospective Employees?" (Ch. 11); and "When Is Impossibility of Performance a Valid Defense?" (Ch. 12).
  • "CASE IN POINT" EXAMPLES DRAW STUDENT ATTENTION TO CONCISE FACTS AND ISSUES ABOUT AN ACTUAL CASE. Integrated throughout each chapter, "Case in Point" features make it easy for students to reference, discuss and refer back to the facts and issues related to an actual case. The feature presents the information in paragraph format before describing the court's decision and rationale.
  • "CONCEPT SUMMARIES" HIGHLIGHT KEY AREAS OF THE LAW FOR EASY STUDENT COMPREHENSION. Integrated throughout the text, these "Concept Summaries" emphasize some of the most important aspects of business law to ensure your students fully understand the legal concepts.
  • "REVIEWING" FEATURES ASK STUDENTS TO APPLY THEIR KNOWLEDGE TO A REALISTIC LEGAL SCENARIO. Students solidify their understanding of the chapter's materials with this "Reviewing" opportunity at end of each chapter. Students review a realistic business scenario and then answer a series of questions that require them to identify the legal issues and to effectively apply the legal concepts discussed within the chapter.
  • ENGAGING END-OF-CHAPTER QUESTIONS AND CASE PROBLEMS CLARIFY HOW COURTS TODAY DEAL WITH THE CHAPTER'S SPECIFIC LEGAL ISSUES. Thought provoking questions and provocative case problems at the conclusion of each chapter delve into how modern courts address the issues discussed in the chapter. Students learn how to most effectively answer some of today's challenging problems with the "Question with a Sample Answer" and "Case Problem with a Sample Answer" found in each chapter. Students can find sample answers on the text's Companion Website.

Table of Contents

Unit I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
1. The Legal Environment.
2. Constitutional Law.
3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
4. Torts and Cyber Torts.
5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law.
6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
7. Ethics and Business Decision Making.
Unit II: CONTRACTS.
8. Nature and Classification.
9. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts.
10. Consideration, Capacity, and Legality.
11. Defenses to Contract Enforceability.
12. Third Party Rights and Discharge.
13. Breach and Remedies.
Unit III: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS.
14. The Formation of Sales Contracts.
15. Performance, Breach, and Warranties for Sales Contracts.
Unit IV: AGENCY AND BUSINESS FORMS.
16. Agency Relationships in Business.
17. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies.
18. Corporations.
Appendices:
A: The Uniform Commercial Code--Articles 2 and 2A.
*[TEAM: ARE THERE ANY OTHER APPENDICES?? IF NOT, “APPENDICES” DOES NOT NEED TO BE PLURAL]*

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Bundle: Cengage Advantage Books: Modern Principles of Business Law + Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 2nd

ISBN-10: 1133011098  | ISBN-13: 9781133011095

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  • Cengage Advantage Books: Modern Principles of Business Law: Contracts, the UCC, and Business Organizations
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Bundle: Text + Business Law Digital Video Library Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  113301108X  | ISBN-13:  9781133011088

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This Bundle Includes:

  • Cengage Advantage Books: Modern Principles of Business Law: Contracts, the UCC, and Business Organizations
    List Price = $218.95  | CengageBrain Price = $218.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.25
  • Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Text + CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285251210 | ISBN-13:  9781285251219

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  • Cengage Advantage Books: Modern Principles of Business Law: Contracts, the UCC, and Business Organizations
    List Price = $218.95  | CengageBrain Price = $218.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $164.25
  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
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Business Law CourseMate with eBook 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 113331175X | ISBN-13: 9781133311751)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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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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Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your Business Law or Legal Environment course with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. You can assign all or part of this guide to supplement your Cengage textbook to illustrate how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. The guide provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

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Business Law CourseMate with eBook 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 113331175X | ISBN-13: 9781133311751)

Cengage Learning's Business Law CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with MODERN PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS LAW, 1st Edition.

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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

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Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your knowledge of business law or the legal environment with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. The guide illustrates how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. It provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

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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.