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Business Law, Alternate Edition: Text and Summarized Cases, 12th Edition

  • Roger LeRoy Miller Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas
  • Frank B. Cross University of Texas, Austin
  • ISBN-10: 1111530599  |  ISBN-13: 9781111530594
  • 1312 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $303.00
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About

Overview

This summarized case version of the best-selling title, BUSINESS LAW, ALTERNATE EDITION offers a comprehensive, authoritative, and student-friendly delivery of classic black-letter law blended with coverage of contemporary issues and cases. The cases, content, and features of the 12th edition have been thoroughly updated to represent the latest developments in business law. Excellent assortments of cases are included, ranging from precedent-setting landmarks to important recent decisions. Ethical, global, and corporate themes are integrated throughout. Numerous critical-thinking exercises challenge students to apply what they've learned to real-world issues. In addition, the text offers an unmatched range of support materials—including innovative online teaching and learning resources.

Features and Benefits

  • In addition to a full chapter on ethics and business decision making, the text includes "Insight Into Ethics" features that are integrated throughout: "Ethical Dimension" questions that conclude many cases, "Focus on Ethics" features that conclude every unit, and "A Question of Ethics exercises" in the end-of-chapter problem sets.
  • Each "Insight into Ethics" feature concludes with two Critical Thinking questions, while a set of Dimensions questions follows each case excerpt, allowing the text to address the AACSB curriculum requirement to explore global, political, ethical, social, environmental, technological, and cultural contexts of business law.
  • BUSINESS LAW,ALTERNATE EDITION, 12TH EDITION offers an effective mix of classic and landmark cases, with recent cases on key topics that not only provide modern examples of business law, but also strongly interest today’s students. Case examples are summarized and have been carefully selected and written to offer student accessibility and appeal while providing a solid illustration of how courts interpret and apply the law.
  • To enhance students' ability to learn and retain important information about applications of the law to real-world situations, "Impact of Case on Today's Law" features conclude the landmark and classic cases, illustrating the relevance of these cases to modern law, and every case concludes with at least two critical thinking questions to promote in-depth analysis.
  • Practical Applications: Selected chapters include "Business Applications" that outline some of the legal pitfalls business owners must face in daily operations, and they explain what courts have ruled and supply practical guidelines. Also, integrated throughout the text are "Preventing Legal Disputes" features that offer practical guidance on how business owners can take steps in their daily transactions to avoid costly litigation.
  • Selected cases conclude with "What If the Facts Were Different?" questions that alter the facts of the case and ask the student to decide if the same ruling would result, while "Debate This" sections at the end of the "Reviewing" features also encourage critical thinking and more thoughtful analysis.
  • Chapters conclude with hypothetical scenarios and questions that require students to identify the relevant legal issues and apply the legal concepts covered in the chapter, enabling them to review the material effectively while applying it practically.
  • BUSINESS LAW,ALTERNATE EDITION, 12TH EDITION is supported by the latest course management tools, including CengageNOW™, a unique web-based application that enables you to easily create and administer text-specific assignments that are automatically graded. With CengageNOW, students come to class better prepared, and you can readily assess overall student progress and identify areas to focus lectures and instruction. The application features a variety of question types, including essays and questions to test simple reading comprehension, complex critical thinking, legal reasoning, and case analysis skills.
  • BUSINESS LAW, ALTERNATE EDITION, 12TH EDITION is also supported by Aplia™, an online interactive learning solution that improves comprehension and outcomes by increasing student effort and engagement. Founded by a professor to enhance his own courses, Aplia provides automatically graded assignments that were written to make the most of the web medium and contain detailed, immediate explanations on every question. Our easy to use system has been used by more than 1,000,000 students at over 1800 institutions.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
1. Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning.
2. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
3. Court Procedures.
4. Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business.
5. Ethics and Business Decision Making.
Part II: TORTS AND CRIMES.
6. Intentional Torts and Privacy.
7. Negligence and Strict Liability.
8. Intellectual Property and Internet Law.
9. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
Part III: CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS.
10. Nature and Terminology.
11. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts.
12. Consideration.
13. Capacity and Legality.
14. Mistakes, Fraud, and Voluntary Consent.
15. The Statute of Frauds—Writing Requirement and Electronic Records.
16. Third Party Rights.
17. Performance and Discharge in Traditional and E-Contracts.
18. Breach of Contract and Remedies.
Part IV: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS.
19. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts.
20. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest.
21. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts.
22. Warranties and Product Liability.
23. International Law in a Global Economy.
Part V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
24. The Function and Creation of Negotiable Instruments.
25. Transferability and Holder in Due Course.
26. Liability, Defenses, and Discharge.
27. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age.
Part VI: CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND BANKRUPTCY.
28. Creditors' Rights and Remedies.
29. Secured Transactions.
30. Bankruptcy Law.
31. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession.
Part VII: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT.
32. Agency Formation and Duties.
33. Liability to Third Parties and Termination.
34. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
35. Employment Discrimination.
Part VIII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.
36. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises.
37. Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships.
38. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms.
39. Corporate Formation and Financing.
40. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders.
41. Corporate Merger, Consolidation, and Termination.
42. Securities Law and Corporate Governance.
43. Law for Small Business.
Part IX: GOVERNMENT REGULATION.
44. Administrative Law.
45. Consumer Law.
46. Environmental Law.
47. Antitrust Law.
48. Professional Liability and Accountability.
Part X: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION.
49. Personal Property and Bailments.
50. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationships.
51. Insurance.
52. Wills and Trusts.
Appendices.

What's New

  • New! Case examples are now highlighted and identified with the label "Case in Point," making it easy to locate, discuss, and refer back to these useful learning tools.
  • New! Included in selected chapters, all-new "Shifting Legal Priorities" features encourage critical thinking and illustrate how the law is constantly evolving in response to both technological developments and the needs and concerns of society and business—with a special emphasis on sustainability, ethical trends, and changing managerial responsibilities.
  • New! "Reviewing" features, found at the end of every chapter, now conclude with "Debate This" segments that provide a statement or question regarding the chapter material. This makes it easy to spur class discussion or develop worthwhile written assignments.
  • New! All "Shifting Legal Priorities" features and selected cases conclude with a short section entitled "Managerial Implications", which explores key concepts from a real-world management perspective.
  • New! Coverage of e-contracts; insurance, wills, and trusts; professional liability and accountability; and international law has been relocated and reorganized to better aid student comprehension and provide a more natural sequence of topics.
  • New! A new chapter on mortgages and foreclosures in the wake of the global recession includes material on mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, litigation, mortgage-backed securities and valuation.
  • New! Expanded and revised material in several chapters provides more current and complete coverage of cybercrime, securities and corporate governance (especially in light of the global economic crisis), business examples of intentional torts and privacy, Ponzi schemes (including Bernie Madoff), and the role of zoning in real property and landlord-tenant relationships.
  • New! The 12th Edition lives up to this text’s strong reputation for outstanding selection and editing of cases, with the return of many classic cases from earlier editions, as well as many new cases and case problems from 2011.
  • New! The 12th Edition has been extensively reorganized, refined, and updated to include coverage of the most recent and significant legal developments and court decisions, as well as to make the material exceptionally accurate and engaging.

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Bundle: Text, Alternate + CengageNOW™, 2 term Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 113328695X  | ISBN-13: 9781133286950

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  • Business Law, Alternate Edition: Text and Summarized Cases
    List Price = $403.95  | CengageBrain Price = $403.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $303.00
  • CengageNOW™, 2 term Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Text, Alt. Ed + WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook Printed Access Card

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  • Business Law, Alternate Edition: Text and Summarized Cases
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  • WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
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Bundle: Text, Alt. Ed. + WebTutor on WebCT with eBook 2-Semester Printed Access Card

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  • Business Law, Alternate Edition: Text and Summarized Cases
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  • WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $334.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $250.50


Bundle: Text, Alternate + CengageNOW™, 1 term Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133286941  | ISBN-13:  9781133286943

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  • Business Law, Alternate Edition: Text and Summarized Cases
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  • CengageNOW™, 1 term Printed Access Card
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ISBN-10:  1133286984  | ISBN-13:  9781133286981

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Bundle: Text, Alternate + + Business Law CourseMate with eBook 2-Semester Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133286976  | ISBN-13:  9781133286974

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ePack: Printed Text, Alternate Edition + Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access

ISBN-10:  1305593146  | ISBN-13:  9781305593145

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  • CourseMate with Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access 2-Semester Instant Access
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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

CengageNOW 1-Semester with Business Law Digital Video Library Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111967865 | ISBN-13: 9781111967864)

List Price = $83.00  | CengageBrain Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00

CengageNOW 2-Semester with Business Law Digital Video Library Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111967814 | ISBN-13: 9781111967819)

List Price = $110.00  | CengageBrain Price = $110.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.00

CourseMate with Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access 1-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113362796X | ISBN-13: 9781133627968)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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CourseMate with Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111967849 | ISBN-13: 9781111967840)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133627951 | ISBN-13: 9781133627951)

Succeed in your business law course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $334.00  | CengageBrain Price = $334.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $334.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133627943 | ISBN-13: 9781133627944)

Succeed in your business law course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $293.00  | CengageBrain Price = $293.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $293.00

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1133188672 | ISBN-13: 9781133188674)

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with BUSINESS LAW, 12th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

Instructor's Manual, Alt. Ed.  (ISBN-10: 1133372384 | ISBN-13: 9781133372387)

Answers to Questions and Case Problems & Alternate Problem Sets with Answers  (ISBN-10: 1133562000 | ISBN-13: 9781133562009)

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133626076 | ISBN-13: 9781133626077)

Testbank  (ISBN-10: 1133626092 | ISBN-13: 9781133626091)

Testbank 2  (ISBN-10: 1133626106 | ISBN-13: 9781133626107)

Digital Video Library 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111967822 | ISBN-13: 9781111967826)

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 9780324827194)

Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your Business Law or Legal Environment course with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. You can assign all or part of this guide to supplement your Cengage textbook to illustrate how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. The guide provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Supplements

CengageNOW 1-Semester with Business Law Digital Video Library Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111967865 | ISBN-13: 9781111967864)

Succeed in your business law course with CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade.

List Price = $83.00  | CengageBrain Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00

CengageNOW 2-Semester with Business Law Digital Video Library Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111967814 | ISBN-13: 9781111967819)

Succeed in your business law course with CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade.

List Price = $110.00  | CengageBrain Price = $110.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.00

CourseMate with Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access 1-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113362796X | ISBN-13: 9781133627968)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with BUSINESS LAW, 12th Edition.

List Price = $282.00  | CengageBrain Price = $282.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $282.00

CourseMate with Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111967849 | ISBN-13: 9781111967840)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with BUSINESS LAW, 12th Edition.

List Price = $322.00  | CengageBrain Price = $322.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $322.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133627951 | ISBN-13: 9781133627951)

Succeed in your business law course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $334.00  | CengageBrain Price = $334.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $334.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133627943 | ISBN-13: 9781133627944)

Succeed in your business law course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $293.00  | CengageBrain Price = $293.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $293.00

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 1133188672 | ISBN-13: 9781133188674)

Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with BUSINESS LAW, 12th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

Digital Video Library 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111967822 | ISBN-13: 9781111967826)

List Price = $38.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.00

MindLink for CengageNOW 2-Semester Instant Access, Alt. Ed.  (ISBN-10: 1285321464 | ISBN-13: 9781285321462)

Succeed in your business law course with 1-semester access to CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade

List Price = $110.00  | CengageBrain Price = $110.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.00

MindLink for CengageNOW™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Alt. Ed.  (ISBN-10: 1285321766 | ISBN-13: 9781285321769)

Succeed in your business law course with 1-semester access to CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade

List Price = $83.00  | CengageBrain Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 9780324827194)

Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your knowledge of business law or the legal environment with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. The guide illustrates how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. It provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Roger LeRoy Miller

Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several respected universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As a professor, he has taught intellectual property law and entertainment law, among other subjects. A widely published and respected author, his work has appeared in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

Frank B. Cross

Frank B. Cross is the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law at The University of Texas at Austin Law School, where his research centers on judicial decision-making, the economics of law and litigation, and traditional policy and doctrinal issues in administrative law. He has written several books as well as pieces for the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, New York University Law Review, Texas Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, and UCLA Law Review. A former president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Professor Cross received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and J.D. from Harvard Law School.