Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/007802384X.jpeg 3 9780078023842 Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials is appropriate for the one-semester Business Law course. It contains the basics of business law but does not get bogged down in the kind of details that are more appropriate in an upper-level law class. The text provides an examination of the basic questions, concepts, and legal rules of business law. Emphasis on the BUSINESS in business law. Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials emphasizes the tie of legal issues back to the core business curriculum. This will help both students and faculty. Faculty need to know how this is integrated as they are constantly ‘defending’ the inclusion of this course in the business curriculum. And students need to understand how the concepts tie to their future business careers. Emphasis on TEACHING. Many professors teaching this course are attorneys first and academics second. They do not have a lot of time to prepare or think about how to apply this information effectively for their business students. Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials contains a helpful instructor’s manual, particularly for the many adjuncts teaching this course. Emphasis on CRITICAL THINKING. Neil Browne, one of the co-authors of this text, has written a successful text on critical thinking. His framework is included in Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials as well – to help students learn how to frame and reframe a question/issue. Critical thinking questions are also included at the end of each case, to tie in this component even further.
Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials

Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials

3rd Edition
By Nancy Kubasek and M. Neil Browne and Daniel Herron and Lucien Dhooge and Linda Barkacs
ISBN10: 007802384X
ISBN13: 9780078023842
Copyright: 2016
09780078023842

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Part 1 – The Legal Environment of Business
Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Dynamic Business Law
Chapter 2: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Chapter 3: The U.S. Legal System and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 4: Administrative Law
Chapter 5: Constitutional Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law and Business
Chapter 7: Tort Law
Chapter 8: Real, Personal, and Intellectual Property

Part 2 – Contract Law
Chapter 9: Introduction to Contracts and Agreement
Chapter 10: Consideration
Chapter 11: Capacity and Legality
Chapter 12: Reality of Assent
Chapter 13: Contracts in Writing and Third-Party Contracts Chapter 14: Discharge and Remedies

Part 3 – Domestic and International Sales Law
Chapter 15: Formation and Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts
Chapter 16: Sales and Lease Contracts: Performance, Warranties, Remedies

Part 4 – Negotiable Instruments and Banking
Chapter 17: Negotiable Instruments: Negotiability and Transferability
Chapter 18: Holder in Due Course, Liability, and Defenses

Part 5 – Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy
Chapter 19: Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy

Part 6 – Agency
Chapter 20: Agency and Liability to Third Parties

Part 7 – Business Organizations
Chapter 21: Forms of Business Organization
Chapter 22: Corporations: Formation and Organization
Chapter 23: Securities Regulation

Part 8 – Government Regulation
Chapter 24: Employment and Discrimination Law
Chapter 25: Consumer Law

Appendixes
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America
Appendix B: Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

About the Author

Nancy Kubasek

Nancy K. Kubasek received her J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1981 and her B.A. from Bowling Green State University in 1978. She joined the BGSU faculty in 1982, became an associate professor in 1988, and became a full professor in 1993. During her tenure at Bowling Green State University, she has primarily taught courses in business law, legal environment of business, environmental law, health care law, and moral principles. She has published over 75 articles, primarily in law reviews and business journals. Most of her substantive articles focus on environmental questions. She has helped get students involved in legal research, and a number of her articles have been coauthored with students. She has also published a number of pedagogical articles in teaching journals, focusing primarily on the teaching of critical thinking and ethics. She wrote the first environmental law text for undergraduate students, Environmental Law, and coauthored The Legal Environment of Business: A Critical Thinking Approach. She has written supplemental materials, such as study guides, test banks, and instructors’ manuals. Active in many professional organizations, she has served as president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the national organization for professors of legal studies in colleges of business. She has also served as president of the Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business, her regional professional association. In her leisure time, she and her husband, Neil Browne, fish for halibut and salmon in Alaska, as well as largemouth bass in Florida. In addition, they are regular participants in polka, waltz, zydeco, and Cajun dance festivals in Europe and the United States. For almost 30 years, they have been successful tournament blackjack players. Both are avid exercisers—lifting weights, doing yoga, and running almost every day.

M. Neil Browne

M. Neil Browne is a senior lecturer and Distinguished Teacher Professor of Economics and Law emeritus at Bowling Green State University. He received his B.A. in history and economics at the University of Houston, his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Texas, and his J.D. from the University of Toledo. He has been a professor at Bowling Green for more than five decades. Professor Browne teaches courses in economics and law, legal research, jurisprudence, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has received recognition as the Silver Medalist National Professor of the Year, the Ohio Professor of the Year, and Distinguished Teacher and Master Teacher at Bowling Green State University, as well as numerous research awards from his university and from professional organizations. His consulting activities with corporate, governmental, and educational institutions focus on improving the quality of critical thinking in those organizations. In addition, he serves as a Rule 26 expert with respect to the quality of the reasoning used by expert witnesses called by the party opponent in legal actions. Professor Browne has published 35 books and over 160 professional articles in law journals, as well as in economics, sociology, and higher-education journals. His current research interests focus on the relationship between orthodox economic thinking and legal policy. In addition, he is in the midst of writing books about the power of questionable assumptions in economics, the usefulness of asking questions as a learning strategy, and the deficiencies of legal reasoning.

Daniel Herron

Daniel J. Herron is a professor of business legal studies in the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at his undergraduate alma mater, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. He earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland and is a member of the Ohio and federal bars. His research includes articles on business ethics plus a variety of “business and law” topics. In addition to his teaching and scholarly publications, he founded in 1994, and since then has been coaching, the James Lewis Family Mock Trial Program at Miami, a consistent top-10 program in a field of more than 300 mock trial programs nationwide. Before coming to Miami in 1992, he taught at Bowling Green State University, the University of Wyoming, the University of North Carolina–Wilmington, and Western Carolina University. He has been married for over 35 years to Deborah, and they have two children, Christopher (married to Amanda) and Elisabeth (married to Mark). They have four grandchildren—Jack, Nate, Samantha, and Wesley—plus two rambunctious beagles, Max and Missy.

Lucien Dhooge

Lucien J. Dhooge is the Sue and John Staton Professor of Law at the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches international business law and ethics and serves as the area coordinator in law and ethics. Prior to his tenure at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Professor Dhooge practiced law for 11 years and served on the faculty of the University of the Pacific in California for 12 years. He has authored more than 50 scholarly articles, coauthored and contributed to 13 books, and is a past editor in chief of the American Business Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Dhooge has presented courses and research throughout the United States, as well as in Asia, Europe, and Central and South America, and has received numerous research and teaching awards, including seven Ralph C. Hoeber Awards for excellence in published research. After completing an undergraduate degree in history at the University of Colorado, Professor Dhooge earned his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and his LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Linda Barkacs

Linda L. Barkacs received her J.D. from the University of San Diego in 1993. She also has a B.A. in political science from San Diego State University and an A.A. in accounting from Irvine Valley College. Upon graduating from law school and passing the California bar exam, Professor Barkacs became an associate at a downtown San Diego law firm. During that time she was involved in a number of high-profile trials, including a sexual harassment case against the City of Oceanside that resulted in a $1.2 million verdict. In 1997, Professor Barkacs and her husband Craig (also a professor at USD) started their own law firm specializing in business and civil litigation (in both federal and state courts), employment law cases, and appeals. They were also involved in numerous mediations and arbitrations. Professor Barkacs began teaching at USD in 1997 and went full-time in Spring 2002. She is now a tenured Associate Professor of Business Law. As an educator, she has designed and taught numerous courses on law, ethics, and negotiation. She teaches in USD’s undergraduate and graduate programs, including the Master of Science in Executive Leadership (a Ken Blanchard program), the Master of Science in Global Leadership, the Master of Science in Real Estate, and the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. Professor Barkacs often teaches in USD’s study-abroad classes and has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. Professor Barkacs has received numerous awards for her teaching at USD, including the 2008 USD Outstanding Undergraduate Business Educator; 2008 and 2007 Professor of the Year, USD Senior Class (universitywide); 2007 Creative and Innovative Teaching Award, Academy of Education Leadership (national); and 2009 and 2010 nominee for U.S. Professor of the Year (Carnegie Foundation). She and her husband are principals in The Barkacs Group (www.tbgexecutivetraining.com), a consulting firm that provides negotiation, ethics, and team training for the private sector. Professor Barkacs has published numerous journal articles in the areas of law, ethics, and negotiation. She and her husband are coauthoring a book on negotiation. She has been the president, vice president, conference chair, and treasurer of the Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (www.pswalsb.net). Professor Barkacs currently spends her time teaching, publishing, consulting for The Barkacs Group, and doing volunteer work for various civic causes. She enjoys walking, weight lifting, and spending her free time with her husband Craig and their three cats, Phoenix, Violet, and Vanessa.

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