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PART I: THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Courts and Court Procedures. 3. Business Torts and Crimes. 4. Government Regulation of Business. PART II: CONTRACTS. 5. Nature and Classes of Contracts. 6. Offer and Acceptance. 7. Capacity to Contract. 8. Consideration. 9. Defective Agreements. 10. Illegal Agreements. 11. Written Contracts. 12. Third Parties and Contracts. 13. Termination of Contracts. PART III: PERSONAL PROPERTY. 14. Nature of Personal Property. 15. Special Bailments. PART IV: SALES. 16. Sales of Personal Property. 17. Formalities of a Sale. 18. Transfer of Title and Risk in Sales Contracts. 19. Warranties, Product Liability, and Consumer Protection. PART V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 20. Nature of Negotiable Instruments. 21. Essentials of Negotiability. 22. Promissory Notes and Drafts. 23. Negotiation and Discharge. 24. Liabilities of Parties and Holders in Due Course. 25. Defenses. PART VI: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 26. Nature and Creation of an Agency. 27. Operation and Termination of an Agency 28. Employer and Employee Relations. 29. Employees' Rights. 30. Labor Legislation. PART VII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATION. 31. Introduction to Business Organizations. 32. Creation and Operation of a Partnership. 33. Dissolution of a Partnership. 34. Nature of a Corporation. 35. Ownership of a Corporation. 36. Management and Dissolution of a Corporation. PART VIII: RISK. BEARING DEVICES. 37. Principles of Insurance. 38. Types of Insurance. 39. Security Devices. 40. Bankruptcy. PART IX: REAL PROPERTY. 41. Nature of Real Property.

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Janet Ashcroft has been a full-time faculty member at Howard University, teaching business law, taxation, and accounting, and serving on the Judiciary Committee at the university. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Patrick Henry College and has served on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago, chair of the Alzheimer's disease Task Force for the State of Missouri and as state liaison for the National Alzheimer's Association. Member of the Missouri Bar. John Ashcroft is currently a distinguished professor of law and government at the Regent University School of Law. He previously served as Attorney General of the United States for four years. Prior to that, he served one term in the United States Senate from 1995 to 2001 and had served as Governor of Missouri for two terms. As governor, Ashcroft balanced eight consecutive budgets during his terms. Fortune magazine rated him as one of the top 10 education governors. Ashcroft was elected to two terms as attorney general of Missouri prior to serving as governor.

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PART I: THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Courts and Court Procedures. 3. Business Torts and Crimes. 4. Government Regulation of Business. PART II: CONTRACTS. 5. Nature and Classes of Contracts. 6. Offer and Acceptance. 7. Capacity to Contract. 8. Consideration. 9. Defective Agreements. 10. Illegal Agreements. 11. Written Contracts. 12. Third Parties and Contracts. 13. Termination of Contracts. PART III: PERSONAL PROPERTY. 14. Nature of Personal Property. 15. Special Bailments. PART IV: SALES. 16. Sales of Personal Property. 17. Formalities of a Sale. 18. Transfer of Title and Risk in Sales Contracts. 19. Warranties, Product Liability, and Consumer Protection. PART V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 20. Nature of Negotiable Instruments. 21. Essentials of Negotiability. 22. Promissory Notes and Drafts. 23. Negotiation and Discharge. 24. Liabilities of Parties and Holders in Due Course. 25. Defenses. PART VI: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 26. Nature and Creation of an Agency. 27. Operation and Termination of an Agency 28. Employer and Employee Relations. 29. Employees' Rights. 30. Labor Legislation. PART VII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATION. 31. Introduction to Business Organizations. 32. Creation and Operation of a Partnership. 33. Dissolution of a Partnership. 34. Nature of a Corporation. 35. Ownership of a Corporation. 36. Management and Dissolution of a Corporation. PART VIII: RISK. BEARING DEVICES. 37. Principles of Insurance. 38. Types of Insurance. 39. Security Devices. 40. Bankruptcy. PART IX: REAL PROPERTY. 41. Nature of Real Property.

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