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Business Law Books for College & University Students

Below is a list of some great books and educational material regarding this subject. We have added a search box to an online US bookstore, if you need further information on these products. You can also copy/ paste the name of the author into the search box opposite.

Business Law Books for College & University Students1. Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment with PowerWeb and Student DVD by Jane P. Mallor, A. James Barnes, L. Thomas Bowers, Arlen W Langvardt, Hardcover: 1312 pages, Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
This is appropriate for the two-term business law course. The cases in the 12th edition are excerpted and edited by the authors. The syntax is not altered, therefore retaining the language of the courts. As in the 11th edition, the 12th edition includes a mix of actual AND hypothetical cases. The title has been changed to reflect a new focus of the book, the global and Internet environment. Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, 12e includes new pedagogy such as opening vignettes and new-boxed features such as “Ethics in Action” and “Cyberlaw in Action.” This combined with case briefs and concept reviews, along with some reorganization of the text results in a more complete, relevant and user-friendly text.

2. Business Law (Barron’s Business Review Series) by Robert W. Emerson, Paperback: 608 pages, Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series
Both students and persons actively engaged in business will find simple, understandable explanations of subjects related to business law and the legal environment. An opening chapter discusses the origin and nature of law. Chapters that follow cover contracts in their many forms, negotiable instruments, banking procedures, types of business organization, legal definitions of crimes and torts, the concept of property, environmental law, labor-management relations law, intellectual property and computer law, and much more.

3. Business Law Today, Standard Edition by Roger LeRoy Miller, Gaylord A. Jentz, Hardcover: 1200 pages, Publisher: South-Western College/West
This is an accessible law text with high interest and exceptional visual appeal. This is a book that professors like, while students appreciate its thorough, dynamic coverage of traditional business law topics and summarized cases. This textbook meets the AACSB curriculum requirements.

4. Employment Law for Business by Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Laura Hartman, Hardcover: 816 pages, Publisher: Irwin/McGraw-Hill
Addresses law and employment decisions from a managerial perspective. It is intended to instruct students on how to manage effectively and efficiently with full comprehension of the legal ramifications of their decisions. Students are shown how to think and analyze employment law facts using concrete examples of management-related legal dilemmas without clear-cut solutions. The methods of arriving at resolutions are emphasized, so that when the facts of the workplace problem are not quite the same, the student can still reach a good decision based on the legal considerations required by law, which remain relevant.

5. Employment and Labor Law by Patrick J. Cihon, James O. Castagnera, Hardcover: 750 pages, Publisher: South-Western College
During the past decade, American businesses have shifted their focus in human resource management and labor relations to employment issues such as wrongful discharge, sexual discrimination, and other employee rights. This employment law emphasis is reflected here.

6. International Business Law and Its Environment by Richard Schaffer, Beverley Earle, Filiberto Agusti, Hardcover: 768 pages, Publisher: South-Western College
This book employs a comparative approach that balances private and public law and facilitates effective managerial decision-making. The authors integrate the legal challenges of doing business in an international setting with the economic and political issues that commonly arise.