The Legal Environment Today,
9th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller, Frank B. Cross

ISBN-13: 9780357038192
Copyright 2020 | Published
784 pages | List Price: USD $281.95

Based on content required by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY, 9e equips you with working knowledge of business-related laws while strengthening the critical reasoning skills you need to interpret and apply them. Coverage includes the latest on cyber law, social media, privacy, corporate responsibility, financial and credit card reforms, health-care laws, and much more. Using carefully selected cases, the text helps you identify and resolve legal issues you may encounter in the business world. Hypothetical situations and exercises, ethical discussions, and international considerations give you further insight into how business law applies to your everyday life and future career. In addition, exam preparation sections in the text and online access to interactive flash cards, quizzing, and other tools help maximize your course success.


Chapter 1 Law and Legal Reasoning
—Appendix to Chapter 1: Finding the Law
Chapter 2 Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 3 Ethics in Business
—Appendix to Chapter 3: Costco Code of Ethics
Chapter 4 Business and the Constitution
Chapter 5 Torts and Product Liability
Chapter 6 Criminal Law and Cyber Crime
Chapter 7 International and Space Law
Unit One Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 8 Intellectual Property Rights
Chapter 9 Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy
Chapter 10 The Formation of Traditional and E-Contracts
Chapter 11 Contract Performance, Breach, and Remedies
Chapter 12 Sales and Lease Law
—Appendix to Chapter 12: An Example of a Contract for the International Sale of Coffee
Chapter 13 Creditor-Debtor Relations and Bankruptcy
Unit Two Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 14 Agency Relationships
Chapter 15 Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law
Chapter 16 Employment Discrimination
Chapter 17 Business Organizations
Chapter 18 Corporations
Chapter 19 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance
Unit Three Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 20 Administrative Law
Chapter 21 Consumer Protection
Chapter 22 Environmental Law
Chapter 23 Real and Personal Property
Chapter 24 Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition
Unit Four Task-Based Simulation


A The Constitution of the United States
B The Uniform Commercial Code
C Answers to the Issue Spotters
D 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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