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Part 1 Foundations of American Law
1 The Nature of Law
2 The Resolution of Private Disputes
3 Business and the Constitution
4 Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, and Critical Thinking
Part 2 Crimes and Torts
5 Criminal Law and Procedure
6 Intentional Torts
7 Negligence and Strict Liability
8 Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition
Part 3 Contracts
9 Introduction to Contracts
10 The Agreement: Offer
11 The Agreement: Acceptance
12 Consideration
13 Reality of Consent
14 Capacity to Contract
15 Illegality
16 Writing
17 Rights of Third Parties
18 Performance and Remedies
Part 4 Sales
19 Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts
20 Product Liability
21 of Sales Contracts
22 Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts
Part 5 Property
23 Personal Property and Bailments
24 Real Property
25 Landlord and Tenant
26 Estates and Trusts
27 Insurance Law
Part 6 Credit
28 Introduction to Credit and Secured Transactions
30 29 Security Interests in Personal Property
31 Bankruptcy
Part 7 Commercial Paper
32 Negotiable Instruments
33 Negotiation and Holder in Due Course
34 Liability of Parties
35 Checks and Electronic Transfers
Part 8 Agency Law
36 The Agency Relationship
37 Third-Party Relations of the Principal and the Agent
Part 9 Partnerships
38 Introduction to Forms of Business and Formation of Partnerships
39 Operation of Partnerships and Related Forms
40 Partners’ Dissociation and Partnerships’ Dissolution and Winding Up
41 Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships
Part 10 Corporations
42 History and Nature of Corporations
43 Organization and Financial Structure of Corporations
44 Management of Corporations
45 Shareholders’ Rights and Liabilities
46 Securities Regulation
47 Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Auditors, Consultants, and Securities Professionals
Part 11 Regulation of Business
48 Administrative Law
49 The Federal Trade Commission Act and Consumer Protection Laws
50 Antitrust: The Sherman Act
51 The Clayton Act, the Robinson–Patman Act, and Antitrust Exemptions and Immunities
52 Employment Law
53 Environmental Regulation
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America
Appendix B: Uniform Commercial Code