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Law for Business 14 2021 9781260247763 A focus on readability and proven pedagogical devices ensures Law for Business is a student-friendly perspective that will aid students in their comprehension and critical analysis of often complex topics in business law. It’s comprehensive, yet concise approach is appealing to both students and instructors alike giving instructors flexibility and students the ability to understand the fundamental importance of how legal issues impact decision making in business.
Law for Business
Law for Business

Law for Business, 14th Edition

ISBN10: 1260247767 | ISBN13: 9781260247763
By A. James Barnes, Eric Richards, Tim Lemper and Terry M. Dworkin

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A focus on readability and proven pedagogical devices ensures Law for Business is a student-friendly perspective that will aid students in their comprehension and critical analysis of often complex topics in business law. It’s comprehensive, yet concise approach is appealing to both students and instructors alike giving instructors flexibility and students the ability to understand the fundamental importance of how legal issues impact decision making in business.

PART ONE: Introduction to the Law
Ch. 1 Law and Legal Reasoning
Ch. 2 Dispute Settlement

Ch. 3 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Ch. 4 Business and the Constitution

Ch. 5 Crimes

Ch. 6 Intentional Torts

Ch. 7 Negligence and Strict Liability

Ch. 8 Licensing and Intellectual Property

PART TWO: Contracts
Ch. 9 The Nature and Origins of Contracts

Ch. 10 Creating a Contract: Offers

Ch. 11 Creating a Contract: Acceptances

Ch. 12 Consideration

Ch. 13 Capacity to Contract

Ch. 14 Voluntary Consent

Ch. 15 Illegality

Ch. 16 The Form and Meaning of Contracts

Ch. 17 Third Parties’ Contract Rights

Ch. 18 Performance and Remedies

Ch. 19 Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts

Ch. 20 Warranties and Product Liability

Ch. 21 Performance of Sales Contracts

Ch. 22 Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts

PART FOUR: Agency and Employment
Ch. 23 The Agency Relationship—Creation, Duties, and Termination

Ch. 24 Liability of Principals and Agents to Third Parties

Ch. 25 Employment Laws

PART FIVE: Business Organizations
Ch. 26 Which Form of Business Organization?

Ch. 27 Partnerships

Ch. 28 Formation and Termination of Corporations

Ch. 29 Management of the Corporate Business

Ch. 30 Financing the Corporation and the Role of the Shareholders

Ch. 31 Securities Regulation

Ch. 32 Legal Liability of Accountants

PART SIX: Property
Ch. 33 Personal Property and Bailments

Ch. 34 Real Property

Ch. 35 Landlord and Tenant

Ch. 36 Estates and Trusts

Ch. 37 Insurance

PART SEVEN: Commercial Paper
Ch. 38 Negotiable Instruments

Ch. 39 Negotiation and Holder in Due Course

Ch. 40 Liability of Parties

Ch. 41 Checks and Electronic Fund Transfers

PART EIGHT: Credit Transactions
Ch. 42 Introduction to Security

Ch. 43 Security Interests in Personal Property

Ch. 44 Bankruptcy

PART NINE: Government Regulation
Ch. 45 The Antitrust Laws

Ch. 46 Consumer Protection Laws

Ch. 47 Environmental Regulation

A The Constitution of the United States of America
B Glossary of Legal Terms and Definitions

C Spanish–English Equivalents for Important Legal Terms

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About the Author

A. James Barnes

A. James Barnes is Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs and Professor of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington (IU). He previously served as Dean of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and has taught business law at Indiana University and Georgetown University. His teaching interests include commercial law, environmental law, alternative dispute resolution, law and public policy, and ethics and the public official. He is the co-author of several leading books on business law. From 1985 to 1988, Professor Barnes served as the deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
From 1983 to 1985 he was the EPA general counsel and in the early 1970s served as chief of staff to the first administrator of EPA. Professor Barnes also served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice and as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From 1975 to 1981, he had a commercial and environmental law practice with the firm of Beveridge and Diamond in Washington, D.C.
Professor Barnes is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He recently served as the chair of EPA’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board, and as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Advisory Board. From 1992 to 1998 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO). Professor Barnes received his B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School.

Eric Richards

Professor of Business Law and the Chair of East Asian Initiatives at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Prior to assuming his current role overseeing the Kelley School’s East Asian partnerships, Professor Richards served as Chair of Kelley Direct’s top-ranked online MBA and Masters Programs. He also has served as Resident Director for the Program in European Studies at the Center for European Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Limburg in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Graduate Business School, Zagreb, Croatia. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the National Institute for Development Administration School of Business, Bangkok, Thailand.

Professor Richards teaches a wide variety of law courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including Personal Law, International Trade Law, The Legal Environment of Business, Commercial Law, and Business Ethics. His research efforts have resulted in scholarly publications exploring antitrust law, the First Amendment and campaign finance law, international trade law, and global environmental issues. His research publications have appeared in the top-ranked journals for the business law profession. He joined the faculty at the Kelley School in 1979, after spending two years teaching at the University of Kansas.

During his academic career, Professor Richards has been awarded numerous school, university, and national awards for both his teaching and his research. He also is a martial arts grand master who has taught martial arts for more than 45 years.

Tim Lemper


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