Business Law Today, Standard: Text & Summarized Cases,
12th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller

ISBN-13: 9780357038161
Copyright 2020 | Published
1072 pages | List Price: USD $375.95

Interesting, clear, and applied, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: STANDARD EDITION, 12E is the ideal guide to the law and what it means in the business world –- from contracts and secured transactions to warranties and government regulations. Easy to understand with an engaging writing style that is matched by vibrant visuals, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: STANDARD EDITION covers contemporary topics that impact not only the business world, but also your life. You examine the financial crisis and its impact on business law, identity theft, immigration law, and diversity issues. Fascinating features and intriguing cases highlight the practicality of the concepts you are learning. In addition, numerous learning support resources provide tools that address various learning styles.


Chapter 1 Law and Legal Reasoning
—Appendix to Chapter 1: Finding and Analyzing the Law
Chapter 2 Constitutional Law
Chapter 3 Ethics in Business
—Appendix to Chapter 3: Costco Code of Ethics
Chapter 4 Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 5 Tort Law
Chapter 6 Product Liability
Chapter 7 Intellectual Property Rights
Chapter 8 Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy
Chapter 9 Criminal Law and Cyber Crime
Unit 1 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 10 Nature and Classification
Chapter 11 Agreement)
Chapter 12 Consideration, Capacity, and Legality
Chapter 13 Defenses to Contract Enforceability
Chapter 14 Third Party Rights and Discharge
Chapter 15 Breach and Remedies
Unit 2 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 16 Sales and Lease Contracts
—Appendix to Chapter 16: An Example Contract for the International Sale of Coffee
Chapter 17 Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts
Chapter 18 Negotiable Instruments
Chapter 19 International and Space Law
Chapter 20 Banking in the Digital Age
Chapter 21 Security Interests and Creditors’ Rights
Chapter 22 Bankruptcy
Unit 3 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 23 Agency Relationships in Business
Chapter 24 Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law
Chapter 25 Employment Discrimination
Unit 4 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 26 Sole Proprietorships and Franchises
Chapter 27 All Forms of Partnership
Chapter 28 Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms
Chapter 29 Corporations
Chapter 30 Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance
Unit 5 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 31 Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition
Chapter 32 Consumer and Environmental Law
Chapter 33 Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals
Unit 6 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 34 Personal Property and Bailments
Chapter 35 Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law
Chapter 36 Insurance, Wills, and Trusts
Unit 7 Task-Based Simulation

A How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems
B The Constitution of the United States
C The Uniform Commercial Code
D Answers to the Issue Spotters
E Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample Answer

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  • Roger LeRoy Miller

    Roger LeRoy Miller, Ph.D. 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. 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.

  • Worksheets - Guided reading activities; hold students accountable and ensure that students read and come to class prepared.

  • Brief Hypotheticals - Applications that help students spot the issue and apply the law in the context of a short, fictional scenario.

  • Case Problem Analysis - Multi-step activity: 1) Dissecting the Facts (employs a scaffolding methodology – a series of questions in an IRAC-like (issue, rule, application, conclusion) format that promotes a critical thinking process so that students can arrive at the decision of the court; 2) What if the Facts Were Different – changes up the facts, and students now apply the same critical thinking process on their own; 3) Putting it into Practice – a short (optional) writing component in which a student must advocate & defend a position around a related business implication.

  • Business Case Activities - develops student’s skills to apply critical thinking and legal reasoning through relevant real-world business scenarios. These exercises give students the opportunity to advocate and evaluate and make a business decision through a variety of flexible assessment options including Discussion Questions, MC, Short Answer Essay, Group Work and/or Ethical Dilemmas. Whether you have a large class, small class, teach online or in a traditional classroom setting, promote group work, or individual assignments, our Business Cases offer a variety of activity types to complement and enhance how YOU teach.

  • Case Collection - Allows instructors to search a library of cases from previous editions by relevant criteria and then incorporate those cases in the Learning Path.

  • Adaptive Test Prep (ATP) - Helps students study for exams with unlimited practice tests, quizzes, and feedback aimed specifically at helping them understand the course concepts. All practice test questions are book-specific and students receive immediate feedback with a remediation path. Feedback includes eBook link back to the reading, written remediation, and video walkthroughs (Quick Coach Videos).

  • CPA Prep Content (Becker) – Becker has been a leader in test preparation for 60 years, helping over one million candidates prepare for the CPA Exam by offering a powerful, personalized and efficient review. Through our partnership, students have access to a pre- and post- course assessment as well as tagged questions within ATP to help them become CPA Exam-ready.

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