Business Law Today: Comprehensive 8th Edition by Roger LeRoy Miller, Gaylord A. Jentz

By Roger LeRoy Miller, Gaylord A. Jentz

Immersing scholars within the pleasure of fascinating new instances and the newest advancements within the box, the 7th version of this winning textbook brings real-world power to the research of industrial law-without sacrificing the criminal credibility and complete assurance that teachers wish in a textbook. scholars reply to every one chapter's visually enticing, carefully-crafted studying instruments, which illustrate how legislation is utilized to real-world enterprise problems-and how landmark instances, statutes, and different legislation are having an important effect at the means companies function within the usa and globally.

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LEGAL POSITIVISM A school of legal thought centered on the assumption that there is no law higher than the laws created by a national government. Laws must be obeyed, even if they are unjust, to prevent anarchy. HISTORICAL SCHOOL The Historical School The historical school of legal thought emphasizes the evolutionary process of law by concentrating on the origin and history of the legal system. Thus, this school looks to the past A school of legal thought that emphasizes the evolutionary process of law and looks to the past to discover what the principles of contemporary law should be.

One who adheres to the natural law tradition would answer this question in the affirmative. Natural law denotes a system of moral and ethical principles that are inherent in human nature and thus can be discovered through the use of people’s own native intelligence. The natural law tradition is one of the oldest and most significant schools of jurisprudence. ), who distinguished between natural law and the laws governing a particular nation. According to Aristotle, natural law applies universally to all humankind.

Roger LeRoy Miller Gaylord A. Jentz PREFACE Dedication To Tullio, Thanks for pushing me to my limits—and beyond! Some day, I’ll be as good as you are. M. To my wife, JoAnn; my children, Kathy, Gary, Lori, and Rory; and my grandchildren, Erin, Megan, Eric, Emily, Michelle, Javier, Carmen, and Steve. J. law is of “The as much interest to the layman as it is to the lawyer. ” CHAPTER OUTLINE —THE NATURE OF LAW —BUSINESS ACTIVITIES AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT —SOURCES OF AMERICAN LAW —THE COMMON LAW TRADITION —CLASSIFICATIONS OF LAW LEARNING OBJECTIVES AFTER READING THIS CHAPTER, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1 What is the Uniform Commercial Code?

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