Business Law Today, Comprehensive,
12th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller

ISBN-13: 9780357038185
Copyright 2020 | Published
1168 pages | List Price: USD $375.95

Discover the excitement of cutting-edge business law as BUSINESS LAW TODAY: COMPREHENSIVE, 12E immerses you in a wide selection of intriguing new cases and thorough coverage of the latest developments in the field. This successful textbook ensures the study of business law is both appealing and relevant without sacrificing the legal credibility and comprehensive coverage that have made the text a trusted favorite. Each chapter offers visually engaging, time-tested learning tools to illustrate how law is applied to real-world business problems. You clearly see how landmark cases, statutes, and other laws significantly impact the way businesses today operate both within the United States and across the globe.


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
Chapter 13 Capacity and Legality
Chapter 14 Voluntary Consent
Chapter 15 The Statute of Frauds—Writing Requirement
Chapter 16 Performance and Discharge
Chapter 17 Breach and Remedies
Chapter 18 Third Party Rights
Unit 2 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 19 The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts
—Appendix to Chapter 19: An International Sales Contract
Chapter 20 Title and Risk of Loss
Chapter 21 Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts
Chapter 22 Negotiable Instruments
Chapter 23 International and Space Law
Chapter 24 Banking in the Digital Age
Chapter 25 Security Interests and Creditors’ Rights
Chapter 26 Bankruptcy
Unit 3 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 27 Agency Relationships in Business
Chapter 28 Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law
Chapter 29 Employment Discrimination
Unit 4 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 30 Sole Proprietorships and Franchises
Chapter 31 All Forms of Partnership
Chapter 32 Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms
Chapter 33 Corporate Formation and Financing
Chapter 34 Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders
Chapter 35 Corporate Mergers, Takeovers, and Termination
Chapter 36 Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance
Unit 5 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 37 Administrative Law
Chapter 38 Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition
Chapter 39 Consumer and Environmental Law
Chapter 40 Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals
Unit 6 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 41 Personal Property and Bailments
Chapter 42 Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law
Chapter 43 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
Table of Cases

  • 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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