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Law for Business
Law for Business

Law for Business

ISBN10: 1265676100 | ISBN13: 9781265676100
By A. James Barnes, Timothy Lemper and Eric Richards

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For more than 45 years, Law for Business has set the standard as an easy-to-read textbook that provides students with the tools for understanding the legal environment of business. Law for Business has not strayed from that winning formula offering a comprehensive, yet concise, approach giving students the ability to understand the fundamental importance of how legal issues impact decision-making in business. To accompany the text, Connect © features assignable real-world simulations, an interactive reading experience, and auto-graded analytical assets to develop students’ critical thinking skills, and spark engagement.

PART ONE: Introduction to the Law
Chapter 1: Law and Legal Reasoning
Chapter 2: Dispute Settlement
Chapter 3: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Chapter 4: Business and the Constitution
Chapter 5: Criminal Law and Procedure
Chapter 6: Intentional Torts
Chapter 7: Negligence and Strict Liability
Chapter 8: Intellectual Property 

PART TWO: Contracts
Chapter 9: The Nature and Origins of Contracts
Chapter 10: Creating a Contract: Offers
Chapter 11: Creating a Contract: Acceptances
Chapter 12: Consideration
Chapter 13: Capacity to Contract
Chapter 14: Consent to Contract
Chapter 15: Illegality
Chapter 16: Form and Meaning of Contracts
Chapter 17: Third Parties’ Contract Rights
Chapter 18: Contract Performance and Remedies 

Chapter 19: Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts
Chapter 20: Warranties and Product Liability
Chapter 21: Performance of Sales Contracts
Chapter 22: Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts 

PART FOUR: Agency and Employment
Chapter 23: The Agency Relationship—Creation, Duties, and Termination
Chapter 24: Liability of Principals and Agents to Third Parties
Chapter 25: Employment Laws 

PART FIVE: Business Organizations
Chapter 26: Which Form of Business Organization?
Chapter 27: Partnerships
Chapter 28: Formation and Termination of Corporations
Chapter 29: Management of the Corporate Business
Chapter 30: Financing the Corporation and the Role of the Shareholders
Chapter 31: Securities Regulation
Chapter 32: Legal Liability of Accountants

PART SIX: Property 
Chapter 33: Personal Property and Bailments
Chapter 34: Real Property
Chapter 35: Landlord and Tenant
Chapter 36: Estates and Trusts
Chapter 37: Insurance 

PART SEVEN: Commercial Paper 
Chapter 38: Negotiable Instruments
Chapter 39: Negotiation and Holder in Due Course
Chapter 40: Liability of Parties
Chapter 41: Checks and Electronic Fund Transfers 

PART EIGHT: Credit Transactions
Chapter 42: Introduction to Security
Chapter 43: Security Interests in Personal Property
Chapter 44: Bankruptcy 

PART NINE: Government Regulation 
Chapter 45: The Antitrust Laws
Chapter 46: Consumer Protection Laws
Chapter 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

Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington. He previously served as Dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and as Professor of Law in the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and has taught business law in the business schools at both Indiana University and Georgetown University. He has won teaching awards in both the School of Business and the law school. 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. From 1983 to 1985, he was the EPA general counsel, and in the early 1970s he served as chief of staff to the first administrator of the 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. For six years, from 1975 to 1981, he had a commercial and environmental law practice with the firm of Beveridge and Diamond in Washington, DC.

Professor Barnes is a Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. From 1992 to 1998, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO). From 2004 to 2010, he chaired the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board. He was a member of the Department of Energy's Environmental Management Board from 2005 to 2011.

Timothy Lemper

Clinical Professor of Business Law and Director of the Legal Advising Forum for the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He is the Faculty Liaison for Undergraduate Student Engagement and is an affiliated faculty member of the Indiana University Media School and the Center for Intellectual Property Research at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. He has served as Contributing Editor for the Law & Ethics column in Business Horizons, as a reviewer for the American Business Law Journal, and as chair of the Marketing and Sports Law Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Prior to his academic appointment, he was an intellectual property litigator at Baker & Hostetler LLP and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, both nationally ranked law firms.

Professor Lemper’s research and teaching focus on intellectual property, unfair competition, and the First Amendment. In 2012, his research prompted Congress to amend the trademark dilution provisions in the Lanham Act, the federal trademark statute. He teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including the Intellectual Property Law & Strategy, Legal Aspects of Marketing, Legal Environment of Business, Law & Ethics for Business Leaders, and Communications Law.

Professor Lemper is a Harry S. Truman Scholar who holds a law degree from Harvard Law School; a master's degree in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and bachelor’s degrees in English, history, and political science from Indiana University. In addition to his teaching and research, Professor Lemper serves on the Board of Directors for the Hoosier Social Impact Fund, a community development financial institution affiliated with the Kelley School of Business, and as National Vice President for Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and largest honor society recognizing academic achievement in the first year of college.

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.

Professor Richards teaches a wide variety of law courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including Personal Law, International Trade Law, 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 grandmaster who has taught martial arts for more than 50 years.


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