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The Legal Environment of Business, First Edition

  • C. Kerry Fields
  • Kevin C. Fields
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New Legal Environment of Business Text Designed for Today’s Student

The Contemporary Legal Environment of Business is the focused, direct, and practical treatment of business topics today’s student needs. Experienced authors C. Kerry Fields and Kevin Fields offer a readable overview of key legal concepts grounded in the day-to-day application of the topics in the real world. With a blend of legal theory and practical applications, the book expertly covers issues important to today’s business managers in an engaging and readable format.

An accessible writing style combined with thoughtful pedagogy make this text ideal for undergraduate and graduate business students. Each chapter includes well-edited cases that highlight key legal concepts and integrate ethical considerations. Plentiful examples show students the practical applications of the law. Managerial Applications and thoughtful exercises encourage critical thinking. In addition, students will benefit from features such as chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms in bold and defined in the text, and concept summaries.

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Practical approach of the book, written with the student in mind and keeping legal theory to a minimum. Introduces concepts in the context of actual business practice.
  • Timely and sensible coverage of laws that address the expanding responsibilities of today’s business leaders, including diversity, equity and inclusion issues in their many forms.
  • Landmark as well as current cases, edited to give attention to the key points while using the actual language of the court in its decision.
  • Ethics questions included throughout the text to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Ample exercises that offer opportunities for students to apply what they have learned.
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About the authors
C. Kerry Fields
University of Southern California

C. Kerry Fields is a professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he teaches courses in employment law and in business law. He is also a practicing attorney who has represented employers in administrative forums and federal and state courts with respect to employment and discrimination claims and has tried many cases to verdict in the state and federal courts. When he is not teaching, he spends his law practice time assisting business managers in identifying and solving business problems. He has received a number of teaching awards and is a frequent media commentator on issues in employment law and business ethics. Professor Fields received his bachelorrsquo;s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Kevin C. Fields
University of Southern California

Kevin Fields teaches business law and real estate law to USC Marshall's undergraduates as Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics. Professor Fields is a practicing attorney specializing in business litigation and representing clients in business and real estate transactions. He has tried real estate, employment and real estate business cases in state and federal courts and administrative forums. He is also a licensed California broker. In 2012 he received Gamma Sigma Alpha's Professor of the Year Award. He is a co-author of Contemporary Real Estate Law, a real estate law textbook for undergraduate and graduate business schools scheduled for national release in 2013.

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