Business Law Today: The Essentials,
12th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller

ISBN-13: 9780357038178
Copyright 2020 | Published
816 pages | List Price: USD $375.95

Interesting, clear, and applied, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS, 12E is your concise 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: THE ESSENTIALS includes coverage of contemporary topics that impact not only the business world, but also your own life. Examine the financial crisis and its impact on business law or identity theft, immigration law or diversity issues. Fascinating features and intriguing cases highlight the practicality of the concepts you are learning. Numerous learning support resources provide tools that address various learning styles.


CHAPTER 1: Legal and Constitutional Foundations of Business
—Appendix to Chapter 1: Finding and Analyzing the Law
CHAPTER 2: Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution
CHAPTER 3: Ethics in Business
—Appendix to Chapter 3: Code of Ethics Example
CHAPTER 4: Tort Law and Product Liability
CHAPTER 5: Intellectual Property Rights
CHAPTER 6: Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy
CHAPTER 7: Criminal Law and Cyber Crime
CHAPTER 8: Agreement and Consideration in Contracts
CHAPTER 9: Capacity, Legality, and Enforceability
CHAPTER 10: Contract Performance, Breach, and Remedies
CHAPTER 11: Sales and Lease Contracts
—Appendix to Chapter 11: An Example Contract for the International Sale of Coffee
CHAPTER 12: Performance and Breach in Sales and Lease Contracts
CHAPTER 13: Negotiable Instruments
CHAPTER 14: Banking in the Digital Age
CHAPTER 15: Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
CHAPTER 16: Agency Relationships in Business
CHAPTER 17: Employment Law
CHAPTER 18: The Entrepreneur’s Options
CHAPTER 19: Corporations
CHAPTER 20: Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance
CHAPTER 21: Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition
CHAPTER 22: Consumer Law
CHAPTER 23: Personal Property, Bailments, and Insurance
CHAPTER 24: Real Property and Environmental Law
CHAPTER 25: International and Space Law

A How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems
B Answers to the Issue Spotters
C 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.

  • 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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