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Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials
Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials

Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials, 5th Edition

ISBN10: 1260253384 | ISBN13: 9781260253382
By Nancy Kubasek, M. Neil Browne, Daniel Herron, Linda Barkacs, Lucien Dhooge and Andrea Giampetro-Meyer

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Emphasis on how law applies in the context of business through comprehensive, yet concise coverage makes Kubasek's, Dynamic Business Law: The Essentials, a notable student-focused approach. Enhance student’s critical thinking skills, spark engagement, and focus on business relevance using assignable real-world simulations, an interactive reading experience, and auto graded analytical assets.

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

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

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

PART 4: Negotiable Instruments and Banking
Ch. 17 Negotiable Instruments: Negotiability and Transferability
Ch. 18 Holder in Due Course, Liability, and Defenses

PART 5: Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy
Ch. 19 Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy

PART 6: Agency
Ch. 20 Agency and Liability to Third Parties

PART 7: Business Organizations
Ch. 21 Forms of Business Organization
Ch. 22 Corporations: Formation and Organization
Ch. 23 Securities Regulation

PART 8: Government Regulation
Ch. 24 Employment and Discrimination Law
Ch. 25 Consumer Law

Appendix A The Constitution of the United States of America
Appendix B Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
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Nancy Kubasek

Nancy K. Kubasek received her JD from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1981 and her BA from Bowling Green State University in 1978. She joined the BGSU faculty in 1982 and became an associate professor in 1988 and 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, and she writes a quarterly column about environmental issues for the Real Estate Law Journal. She has helped get students involved in legal research, and a number of her articles are co-authored with students. She has also published a number of pedagogical articles in teaching journals, focusing primarily on teaching critical thinking and ethics. 

She wrote the first environmental law text for undergraduate students, Environmental Law, and co-authored 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 and large-mouth 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 as well. Both are avid exercisers—lifting weights, doing yoga, and running almost every day.

M. Neil Browne

M. Neil Browne is senior lecturer and research associate and a distinguished teaching professor emeritus at Bowling Green State University. He received his BA in history and economics at the University of Houston, his PhD in economics at the University of Texas, and his JD from the University of Toledo. He has been a professor at Bowling Green for five decades. 

Professor Browne teaches courses in 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, government, 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 20 books and more than 130 professional journal articles in law journals and 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 importance of critical thinking in environmental arguments. 

Professor Browne tries to find time for a broad array of outside activities. He and his wife Nancy Kubasek fish for halibut and salmon in Alaska and large-mouth bass in Florida as frequently as possible. 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 as well. Both are avid exercisers—lifting weights, doing yoga, and running almost every day.

Daniel Herron

Daniel J. Herron has taught business legal studies for 40 years. Born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio, he earned his bachelor's degree from Miami University and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is currently retired from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as an emeritus professor of business law. He founded and coached the Miami University Mock Trial program which has won two national championships. He is the executive secretary of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. 

He has been married for over 45 years to Deborah, and they have two children and seven grandchildren. His publication record includes over 22 scholarly articles and over 40 scholarly presentations. He currently lives, happily retired in the Smoky Mountains, in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Linda Barkacs

Linda L. Barkacs received her JD from the University of San Diego in 1993. She also has a BA in political science from San Diego State University and an AA 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 her time with that firm, 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 was tenured in 2011. 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, 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 USD’s 2010 Professor Impact (MSCM Program); the 2008 USD School of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Business Educator of the Year; and the 2007 and 2008 Professor of the Year, USD Senior Class (university-wide). She and her husband are principals in The Barkacs Group (, 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 co-authoring a book on negotiation. She has been the president, vice president, conference chair, and treasurer for the Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business ( 

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 two cats, Violet and Vanessa.

Lucien Dhooge

Lucien J. Dhooge is the Sue and John Staton Professor of Law at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He teaches business law, international business law, and ethics. After completing an undergraduate degree in history at the University of Colorado in 1980, Professor Dhooge attended the University of Denver College of Law, where he received his JD in 1983. He received his LLM in 1995 from Georgetown University Law Center where he specialized in international and comparative law. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Professor Dhooge spent 11 years in private law practice and 12 years serving on the faculty of the University of the Pacific in California. Professor Dhooge has authored more than 60 scholarly articles, co-authored fourteen books, and presented research papers and courses throughout the United States as well as in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. 

Professor Dhooge is the recipient of numerous research awards given by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, including seven Ralph C. Hoeber Awards for excellence in research. He was designated the outstanding junior business law faculty member in the United States by the Academy in 2002 and received the Kay Duffy Award for outstanding service in 2005. Professor Dhooge received the Academy’s Distinguished Career Faculty Award in 2019. Professor Dhooge was the program chair for the Academy’s 2009 international conference in Denver and served as the Academy’s president from 2009 to 2010. He is a past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Studies Education

A native of Chicago but raised in Denver, Professor Dhooge enjoys spending time with his family and following the fortunes of the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies professional baseball teams.


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