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.
Table of Contents
Part 1 – The Legal Environment of Business Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Dynamic Business Law Chapter 2: Business Ethics and White-Collar Crime Chapter 3: The U.S. Legal System and Alternative Dispute Resolution Chapter 4: Constitutional Law Chapter 5: Tort Law Chapter 6: Real and Intellectual Property
Part 2 – Contract Law Chapter 7: Introduction to Contracts and Agreement Chapter 8: Consideration Chapter 9: Capacity and Legality Chapter 10: Reality of Assent Chapter 11: Contracts in Writing and Third-Party Contracts Chapter 12: Discharge and Remedies
Part 3 – Domestic and International Sales Law Chapter 13: Formation and Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts Chapter 14: Sales and Lease Contracts: Performance, Warranties, Remedies
Part 4 – Negotiable Instruments and Banking Chapter 15: Negotiable Instruments: Negotiability and Transferability Chapter 16: Holder in Due Course, Liability, and Defenses
Part 5 – Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy Chapter 17: Secured Transactions, Creditors’ Rights, and Bankruptcy
Part 6 – Agency Chapter 18: Agency and Liability to Third Parties
Part 7 – Business Organizations Chapter 19: Forms of Business Organizations Chapter 20: Partnerships Chapter 21: Corporations: Formation and Organization Chapter 22: Securities Regulation
Part 8 – Government Regulation Chapter 23: Administrative Law Chapter 24: Employment and Discrimination Law Chapter 25: Consumer Law
Appendixes Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America Appendix B: Uniform Commercial Code Appendix C: Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002