Law for Business has set the standard as an easy-to-read textbook that provides students with the tools for understanding the legal environment of business. This, the 12th edition, has not strayed from that winning formula. The text goes well beyond merely identifying the current legal rules and regulations affecting business by offering insights into new developments and trends that promise to greatly affect the future of both domestic and international businesses. The result is a comprehensive, yet concise, treatment of the legal issues of fundamental importance to business students and the business profession. Feedback from faculty and students alike confirms that they particularly like the clear exposition, the careful selection and editing of high-interest cases, and the text’s attractive and readable design.
Professor of Business Law and the Chair of East Asian Initiatives at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Prior to assuming his current role overseeing the Kelley School’s East Asian partnerships, Professor Richards served as Chair of Kelley Direct’s top-ranked online MBA and Masters Programs. He also has served as Resident Director for the Program in European Studies at the Center for European Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Limburg in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Graduate Business School, Zagreb, Croatia. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the National Institute for Development Administration School of Business, Bangkok, Thailand.
Professor Richards teaches a wide variety of law courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including Personal Law, International Trade Law, The Legal Environment of Business, Commercial Law, and Business Ethics. His research efforts have resulted in scholarly publications exploring antitrust law, the First Amendment and campaign finance law, international trade law, and global environmental issues. His research publications have appeared in the top-ranked journals for the business law profession. He joined the faculty at the Kelley School in 1979, after spending two years teaching at the University of Kansas.
During his academic career, Professor Richards has been awarded numerous school, university, and national awards for both his teaching and his research. He also is a martial arts grand master who has taught martial arts for more than 45 years.
The Jack R. Wentworth Emerita Professor, Business Law, Kelley School of Business, and Visiting Professor, Seattle University School of Law. Professor Dworkin previously served as Dean of the Office of Women''s Affairs, Indiana University, and as President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She also served as the co-director of the I.U. Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and as the Director for the Program in European Studies at the Center for European Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Limburg in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Professor Dworkin''s primary research interests focus on employment and women''s issues, particularly discrimination, whistleblowing, privacy, and leadership. She is the author of number articles on employment law, corporate compliance, and product liability law, and of books on business law and whistleblowing. Several of her publications have an international focus. She has earned numerous awards for her research and teaching.
Professor Dworkin has significant international experience, including invited lectures on international ethics and management in various countries, teaching in Germany and The Netherlands, being a scholar at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in England, and presenting a workshop at the UN/NGO Forum on Women in Beijing. In 2010, she was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Australia. She has also presented papers at a variety of international conferences.
A. James Barnes is Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs and Professor of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington (IU). He previously served as Dean of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and has taught business law at Indiana University and Georgetown University. His teaching interests include commercial law, environmental law, alternative dispute resolution, law and public policy, and ethics and the public official. He is the co-author of several leading books on business law. From 1985 to 1988, Professor Barnes served as the deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
From 1983 to 1985 he was the EPA general counsel and in the early 1970s served as chief of staff to the first administrator of EPA. Professor Barnes also served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice and as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From 1975 to 1981, he had a commercial and environmental law practice with the firm of Beveridge and Diamond in Washington, D.C.
Professor Barnes is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He recently served as the chair of EPA’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board, and as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Advisory Board. From 1992 to 1998 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO). Professor Barnes received his B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School.