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The Legal Environment Today 8th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller | Frank B. Cross

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THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY, 8th Edition, equips students with the knowledge of business law recommended by the AACSB, while strengthening their legal reasoning skills. Using carefully selected cases, this resource challenges students to analyze and resolve legal issues facing businesses. Hypothetical situations and exercises, ethical discussions, and international considerations illustrate how business law applies to students' lives and careers. This edition looks at the digital landscape, as well as corporate responsibility, financial and credit card reforms, and health care law. It offers exam preparation tools as well as online access to a variety of study tools.

Roger LeRoy Miller, Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas

Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several 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. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

Frank B. Cross, University of Texas, Austin

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.

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  • Stimulating Hypothetical Situations: Students practice identifying issues and applying legal remedies with "Reviewing" hypothetical scenarios. Each asks a series of probing questions to help students gauge their understanding of chapter material before they progress to new topics.
  • Instructor-Friendly Case Examples: The text's unique method of numbering cases enables instructors to easily link chapter concepts to real-world examples.
  • Convenient Self-Study Tools: Helping students maximize their study efforts, the text's built-in study features include review questions with answers, end-of-chapter problem sets (including a hypothetical question with a sample answer), case problems with a sample answer, "Issue Spotters" questions, and "Before the Test" reviews.
  • Commonsense Organization: Enhance student comprehension with THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY's logically organized coverage of torts, strict liability, and product liability, as well as expansive material on health-care reform, Internet law, social media, and the digital landscape.
  • Insightful Prevention and Ethics Features: Each chapter includes a "Preventing Legal Disputes" feature that offers tips and tools to help students learn to avoid or mitigate legal problems in their future careers. In addition, case-based "A Question of Ethics" and "Insight into Ethics" sections help students navigate ethical issues from multiple perspectives and offer examples of thoughtful, open-ended solutions.
  • AACSB-Approved Coverage: Meet all of the specific curriculum requirements outlined by the AACSB with the "Dimensions" questions following each case. These intriguing questions help students see the global, ethical, e-commerce, and environmental considerations of each legal issue for a well-rounded perspective of business law.
  • Critical-Thinking Skills Development: Practical in-text features give students hands-on experience applying their knowledge to real-world scenarios--including "What If the Facts Were Different", "Management Perspectives", "Landmark in the Legal Environment", and "For Critical Analysis". Other sections--such as "Landmark in the Law" and "Application to Today's Environment"--enhance student decision-making by showing the impact of landmark cases and statutes on the legal environment.

The Legal Environment Today


1. Business and Its Legal Environment.
Appendix to Chapter 1: Finding and Analyzing the Law.
2. Business Ethics.
Appendix to Chapter 2: Costco Code of Ethics.
3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
4. Business and the Constitution.
5. Torts and Strict Liability.
6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
7. International Law in a Global Economy.
8. Intellectual Property Rights.
9. Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy.
10. The Formation of Traditional and E-Contracts.
11. Contract Performance, Breach, and Remedies.
12. Sales, Leases, and Product Liability.
Appendix to Chapter 12: An Example of a Contract for the International Sale of Coffee.
13. Creditor-Debtor Relations and Bankruptcy.
14. Small Business Organizations.
15. Corporations.
16. Agency Relationships.
17. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
18. Employment Discrimination.
19. Powers and Functions of Administrative Agencies.
20. Consumer Protection.
21. Environmental Law.
22. Real Property and Land-Use Control.
23. Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition.
24. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance.
Appendix A: How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems.
Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States.
Appendix C: The Uniform Commercial Code (Article 2 and 2A).
Appendix D: Answers to the Issue Spotters.
Appendix E: Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample Answer.

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