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About the Book

Business in the Contemporary Legal Environment

Daniel V. Davidson, Radford University
Lynn M. Forsythe, California State University, Fresno

2013.  672 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-1639-3.

Instructor’s Manual, Power Point Slides, Test Bank

About the Book

Business in the Contemporary Legal Environment provides complete coverage of the areas typically included in a one-semester legal environment course: Foundations of Law; Contracts, Torts, and Crimes in Business; Business Organizations, and Government Regulation.
The user-friendly text is written in an informal style and avoids “black letter law” statements whenever possible.  Each chapter begins with a Classic Case and ends with a Contemporary Case, and the accompanying introductions and questions make the cases readily accessible to students. At least three strategy boxes, called “An Ounce of Prevention,” in each chapter give practical advice to a business person dealing with the material under consideration. Helpful discussion questions and “You Decide” hypotheticals at the end of each chapter as well as exhibits throughout the book help make the concepts easier to understand and retain.

Features of Business in the Contemporary Legal Environment:

  • complete coverage of the areas in a typical one-semester legal environment course
  • Foundations of Law; Contracts, Torts, and Crimes in Business; Business Organizations; Government Regulation 
  • 20 chapters, with an average length of 25 pages
  • user-friendly 
  • written in an informal style 
  • avoids “black letter law” statements whenever possible  
  • each chapter begins with a Classic Case, ends with a Contemporary Case  
  • introductions and questions make cases accessible to students
  • at least three strategy boxes, called “An Ounce of Prevention,” in each chapter 
  • practical advice for a business person related to the material under discussion
  • helpful short answer questions  and “You Decide” hypotheticals end each chapter that promote analysis and discussion
  • exhibits throughout the book to clarify concepts 
  • Companion website with additional court cases, end-of-chapter questions, and other helpful information