UNIT 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Legal Environment. 2. Constitutional Law. 3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 4. Tort Law. 5. Product Liability. 6. Intellectual Property Rights. 7. Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy. 8. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. 9. Business Ethics. UNIT 2: CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS. 10. Nature and Classification. 11. Agreement. 12. Consideration, Capacity, and Legality. 13. Defenses to Contract Enforceability. 14. Third Party Rights and Discharge. 15. Breach and Remedies. 16. International Law in a Global Economy. UNIT 3: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS. 17. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 18. Performances and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 19. Negotiable Instruments. 20. Banking in the Digital Age. 21. Security Interests and Creditors' Rights. 22. Bankruptcy. UNIT 4: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. 23. Agency Relationships in Business. 24. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. 25. Employment Discrimination. UNIT 5: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 26. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises. 27. All Forms of Partnership. 28. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 29. Corporations. 30. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance. UNIT 6: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 31. Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition. 32. Consumer and Environmental Law. 33. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals. UNIT 7: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 34. Personal Property and Bailments. 35. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 36. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. APPENDICES. A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems (also on the Web site). B. The Constitution of the United States. C. The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts). D. Answers to the Issue Spotters. E. Answers to the Even-Numbered questions in the Key Concepts Check. F. Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample Answer. G. Case Excerpts for Case Analysis Questions.
Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several respected 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.