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CSET Business Subtest I: Business Law - Chapter Summary
Increase your understanding of business law and enhance your preparation for the CSET Business test using the lessons from this chapter. Topics addressed that can support your knowing how to respond to questions on the test include:
- Knowing the history of American business law
- Understanding the concepts and relevance of precedent and stare decisis in business law
- Recognizing how the First Amendment affects business laws
- Identifying different types of contracts and respective breaches
- Comprehending the different aspects of trademark, patent, and copyright law
- Understanding potential liability in a business context
- Developing familiarity with the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
- Differentiating between laws and ethics
These subjects are discussed in discrete video tutorials to help make the information accessible and easy to absorb. Instructors incorporate delineated sections and lesson summaries into each video to support your CSET success.
Objectives of the CSET Business Subtest I: Business Law Chapter
The CSET Business exam tests your comprehension of the business discipline and determines whether you're ready to be certified to teach it in the state of California. Areas covered in this chapter correspond to the first of the business CSET's three subtests, each of which accounts for one-third of the exam. The quizzes that accompany this chapter's tutorials can show you the kinds of questions that are on the CSET and give you the opportunity to gauge how well you've grasped the content of the lessons.
There are 42 questions total on Subtest I, with 40 in multiple-choice format and 2 requiring constructed answers. The subtest covers the subjects of business management and marketing; an equal number of questions is devoted to each.
1. American Law: History & Origins from English Common Law
Our modern American law system is based on centuries of English principles regarding right and wrong. This English common law system combines with U.S. case decisions and statutes to form what we know as law. This lesson examines the origins and definitions associated with the American law system.
2. Development of American Law After the American Revolution
The patriot movement and American Revolution generated the democratic government known in the United States today. This lesson discusses the process of creating the new nation through innovative laws.
3. What Is the Rule of Law? - Definition & Principle
Rule of law takes on several meanings. On one hand, it means that no person or government is above the law. In another, it means that no government or its officials can enforce laws that are unfair or unjust.
4. Stare Decisis Doctrine: Definition & Example Cases
The doctrines of stare decisis and precedent are the foundations of our American common law system. This lesson explains what these doctrines are and how they are used.
5. What Is Business Law? - Definition & Overview
Business law is a broad area of law. It covers many different types of laws and many different topics. This lesson explains generally what business law is and how it's used.
6. The First Amendment: Commercial Speech, Scrutiny & Restrictions
The First Amendment of the Constitution states that all citizens are free to practice their preferred religion, speak freely and to assemble. Learn how and why businesses are less protected and are held to a higher scrutiny in this lesson.
7. Contract Law Terms: Definitions & Contract Types
A contract is an agreement between two or more parties to perform a service, provide a product or commit to an act and is enforceable by law. There are several types of contracts, and each have specific terms and conditions.
8. Executed vs. Executory Contracts: Definitions & Differences
The main difference between an executed and executory contract is how quickly the contract's promise must be fulfilled. An executed contract must be satisfied immediately, while an executor contract has terms that will be fulfilled later.
9. Types of Contract Breach: Partial, Material, & Total
A contract is a form of agreement that is legally binding. When one of the contracting parties fails to hold up his or her end of the deal, a breach of contract results. There are three different types of breach of contract. This lesson explains partial, material and total breaches.
10. Statute of Frauds Contracts: Definition & Purpose
A statute of frauds is a state law that applies to certain oral contracts. Generally speaking, a statute of frauds requires that certain contracts be in writing and signed by the parties. This lesson explains what these statutes are, what these statutes require and why we have these statutes.
11. Extent of Ownership and Real Property: Air, Surface & Subsurface
When you buy real property, you gain several different kinds of rights. You'll likely own a bundle of rights that includes more than just the surface area of the land. This lesson explains air, surface, and subsurface rights.
12. What is Voluntary Property Transfer? - Defining Title by Deed
A conveyance happens when a property owner transfers property to a new owner. This is known as a voluntary property transfer, or title by deed. This lesson explains voluntary property transfers and title by deed.
13. Antitrust Law: Definition, Types & Outline
Antitrust laws are statutes developed to protect consumers from rapacious business practices by making it illegal for businesses to compete in unfair ways.
14. Trademark Infringement: Laws and Penalties
Trademark infringement occurs when someone uses another's trademark without permission from that trademark's owner. There are various state and federal laws that protect trademarks. This lesson explains trademark infringement and the laws that cover trademark infringement.
15. Patent Infringements: Definition and Cases
Patent infringement is a complicated civil cause of action. There are many, various components to patent infringement. Generally, it's the use of a patented object without the patent owner's permission. This lesson explains patent infringement.
16. What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law
Copyright is a type of intellectual property right that protects certain original works. Copyright laws work to provide authors with exclusive rights to their works. Any unauthorized use could amount to copyright infringement. This lesson explains copyright law and copyright infringement.
17. What Is Vicarious Liability? - Definition and Examples
Most times, a liability lawsuit is directed at the negligent party. Sometimes, a lawsuit can involve parties who are not directly involved in the dispute because of the relationship the outside party has with the defendant.
18. UCC Contract Law: Requirements
The Uniform Commercial Code's Article 2 covers contracts for the sale of goods, including the necessary requirements to form a contract. This lesson explains offer and acceptance under the UCC.
19. The Difference Between Workplace Ethics and the Law
In this lesson, you will learn the difference between workplace ethics and the law through a comparison of two employees who each view a situation differently at their job.
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Other chapters within the CSET Business Subtest I: Practice and Study Guide course
- CSET Business - Management Functions
- CSET Business - Major Functions in a Business
- CSET Business - Managing Change
- CSET Business - Planning & Problem Solving
- CSET Business - Leadership
- CSET Business - Motivation
- CSET Business - Groups in Organizations
- CSET Business - Organizational Culture and Structure
- CSET Business - Ethical & Social Responsibility
- CSET Business - Production & Operations Management
- CSET Business - Human Resource Management
- CSET Business - Marketing Strategies and Concepts
- CSET Business - Sales, Promotion & Customer Service
- CSET Business - Global Marketing