The Legal Environment Today,
10th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller, Frank B. Cross

ISBN-13: 9780357635520
Copyright 2022 | Published
752 pages | List Price: USD $375.95

Discover how law applies to your everyday life and your profession, as well as contemporary business activities, with Miller/Cross' best-selling THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY, 10E. This edition focuses on building skills you will need tomorrow. Engaging, relevant discussions move the study of business law well beyond the printed page as you gain an understanding of important legal, ethical and corporate issues. Classic, spotlighted and updated cases as recent as 2020 immerse you in legal action, while new case examples highlight well-known companies, such as Nike, Apple, Google and Gucci. New and updated learning features focus on legal topics of interest, from cybersecurity and the law online to managerial strategies and ethical dilemmas. Visually compelling pages illustrate the latest legal developments across the globe, in the U.S. Supreme Court and even at state level. In addition, MindTap digital resources help you further explore how to apply the law to business and life.


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
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

  • 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.

  • NEW "CYBERSECURITY AND THE LAW" FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS RISKS AND REWARDS OFFERED BY TECHNOLOGY IN TODAY'S GLOBAL MARKETPLACE. These features recount how some of the most recognizable brands in corporate America, from Apple to Arby's, are protecting themselves and their customers from legal threats lurking in cyber space.

  • NEW "MANAGERIAL STRATEGY" EXAMINES HOW TO APPLY LEGAL PRINCIPLES FOR BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SUCCESS. Timely content emphasizes important management considerations and business challenges related to today's business law and the current legal environment. This new feature highlights pertinent issues, such as what to consider when relying upon case law to make business decisions or the pros and cons of stakeholder capitalism as a management strategy.

  • NEW 2020 CASES APPEAR IN ALMOST EVERY CHAPTER OF THIS EDITION. The author has carefully selected cases that enhance learning, while remaining straightforward enough to understand. Case problems at the end of each chapter offer additional scenarios for further learning. This edition also includes Spotlight Case and case problems that highlight well-known organizations, such as Gucci, Nike and the Seattle Mariners. In addition, Classic Cases demonstrate how these cases have set a legal precedent in a specific area of law.

  • HUNDREDS OF NEW EXAMPLES AND CASE EXAMPLES FROM 2019 AND 2020 ARE HIGHLIGHTED AND NUMBERED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. These meaningful examples apply legal points of law to scenarios students recognize and understand to help students visualize how business law principles work in everyday interactions. New examples illustrate how the law applies in specific situations, while new case examples present the facts and issues of an actual case and explain the court’s decision and rationale.

  • EMPHASIS ON ETHICAL DECISION MAKING USES SYSTEMATIC IDDR APPROACH. The authors introduce this clear framework for making ethical decisions in Chapter 3. The step-by-step process guides students through Inquiry, Discussion, Decision and Review (IDDR) as they learn to analyze both the legal and ethical implications of business decisions throughout this edition.

  • MINDTAP PROVIDES CONVENIENT ACCESS TO EVERYTHING YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS NEED IN ONE PLACE. With MindTap's pre-built, organized course materials online, you can significantly reduce preparation time. Interactive multimedia, assignments, quizzes and focused resources are available at your fingertips. With MindTap you give students the power to read, listen and study on their phones -- so they can learn on their own terms.

  • ONLINE RESOURCES EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR POTENTIALS. Gain actionable insights into student engagement with MindTap's 12 distinct metrics. Identify topics troubling your entire class and instantly communicate with struggling students. You can track class performance down to the learning objective and fine-tune lectures in real time to respond to class-wide needs. Students can track their scores and take the guesswork out of studying with performance reports and personalized study materials that help them progress toward their goals.

  • CUSTOMIZED CONTENT LETS YOU CONTROL YOUR COURSE. MindTap gives you complete control of your course with the flexibility to re-order text chapters, add your own notes and embed a variety of content, including OER. You can even personalize course content to your students’ needs. Students can read your notes, add their own or highlight key text to aid in review and study.

  • YOUR DEDICATED TEAM SUPPORTS YOU BY ASSISTING WITH MINDTAP SETUP AND ONGOING USE. MindTap digital resources are backed by a personalized team that are available when you need them. They are ready to help you set up your course or assist you in tailoring MindTap resources to meet your specific objectives, so you are prepared to make an impact from day one. The support team is ready to help you or your students throughout the semester.

  • UPDATED "HYPOTHETICALS" PROVIDE REAL-WORLD LINKS THAT GENERATE INTEREST IN THE CHAPTER'S LEGAL CONCEPTS. These hypothetical applications in each chapter are often based on real cases or contemporary business situations. The brief features help introduce and clearly illustrate actual legal issues facing managers, companies and even industries today.

  • "BUSINESS BLOG" DEMONSTRATES PRINCIPLES APPLIED IN ACTUAL BUSINESS TODAY. Each unique Business Blog features a story of a business that is facing a dispute over a topic discussed in the chapter. Students have the opportunity to apply what they've learned to real business events. Each Business Blog concludes with a Key Point section and emphasizes the relevance of the law as discussed in the chapter.

  • "TASK-BASED SIMULATIONS" HELP STUDENTS IMPROVE AND BUILD ANALYTICAL SKILLS. At the end of each unit, students tackle a business simulation that requires them to use their knowledge of how the law is applied to resolve different challenges within business or overcome business conflicts.

  • "BUILDING ANALYTICAL SKILLS" FEATURES GUIDE STUDENTS THROUGH AN EFFECTIVE ANALYSIS PROCESS. Students learn to better understand, hone and apply analytical skills that will be invaluable on the job as they progress through this feature's two subsections: Analysis and Result and Reasoning. Students walk through the analysis process, mastering the skills needed to face legal environment issues in future jobs, activities or projects.

  • "TIMED TEAM ASSIGNMENTS" ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO DISSECT AND EVALUATE BUSINESS AND LEGAL SITUATIONS. WITH OTHERS. These exercises, at the end of each chapter, provide unique opportunities for teamwork and collaboration among students. Students in your course work together as they research, analyze, and present conclusions to each other and to the rest of the class.

  • CHAPTER "SKILL-BUILDING EXERCISES" REQUIRE STUDENTS TO ANALYZE TYPICAL LEGAL OR BUSINESS CHALLENGES. These Skill-Building Exercises at the end of every chapter ask students to use the skills they've developed to examine hypothetical dilemmas within contemporary business or legal contexts. The exercises present four probing questions that students answer after reading and analyzing the hypothetical situation.

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