Taking a dynamic, and very "contemporary" approach to the legal environment of business studies, this book covers introductory topics, private law, and public law, but offers an "alternative" to the traditional method of case analysis. It emphasizes the importance of incorporating a "questioning" dimension into legal reasoning, one, which involves "critical thinking" and the consideration of the impact of values "(ethics)" on the outcome being considered. The book outlines an authoritative step-by-step model for critical thinking/ethical analysis, and gives learners "hands-on" opportunities to develop these skills. A three-part organization relates the legal environment of business to a general introduction to the law, and then explores both private and public law. For individuals trying to understand the law as it relates to the business world.Kubasek, Nancy K. is the author of 'The Legal Environment of Business: A Critical Thinking Approach', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130348319 and ISBN 0130348317.