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The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Terence Lau and Lisa Johnson
May 2017
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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Legal Environment of Business, Legal Studies in Business, Business Law & Ethics, and Business Law (one semester course).

In writing The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, the authors have condensed and streamlined the presentation of the key business law topics to ensure that every page is relevant, engaging, and interesting to today’s learners. This highly accessible textbook uses summaries of cases and case excerpts to improve student understanding. Lau and Johnson are focused on getting students to understand the reason for the law rather than just memorizing the law and its key elements.

New in This Version:
  • Up-to-date materials relevant to the study of the legal environment.
  • New section on agency added to the chapter on employment law.
  • Added notable events, such as the VW emissions scandal.
  • Video content that help illustrate key points have been added to virtually every section of the text.
  • Real-life examples demonstrated through video content, links to websites, and podcasts.
  • Practice worksheets.
  • Practical Ethical Action feature in every chapter.
  • Customizable.

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Terence Lau University of Dayton

Terence Lau is a professor of business law in the Management/Marketing Department at the School of Business Administration, University of Dayton (UD). He served as the 2006 Supreme Court Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States. Prior to joining UD, he was in-house counsel to Ford Motor Company in Detroit and Director for Governmental Affairs for ASEAN to Ford Asia-Pacific in Bangkok. He holds a JD from Syracuse University.

Lisa Johnson University of Puget Sound

Lisa Johnson is a Professor of Business and Leadership at the University of Puget Sound. She holds a J.D. with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College; a Ph.D. from Portland State University in Public Affairs and Policy; an MPA with a focus on international environmental policy from Indiana University, and an MFA from Pacific Lutheran University. She is a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. From 2015–2017, Professor Johnson was the Nat S. and Marian W. Rogers Professor.
  • Removed Exercise #1 in 4.1, as link was broken. (11/12/18)
  • Removed Exercise #4 in 4.2, as link was broken (11/12/18)
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