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Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught, among other subjects, intellectual property and entertainment law. He has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, and California Trial Lawyers Journal and has coauthored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.
Dr. Jentz is the Herbert D. Kelleher Emeritus Centennial Professor in Business Law at the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business. He received his B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jentz has been past President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines, the Southern Business Law Association, Phi Kappa Phi (UT Chapter), and the Texas Association of College Teachers. He is the author or co-author of six monographs and fifty-six books and editions, including West's Business Law: Text & Cases, tenth edition (2006), West's Business Law Alternate Edition, tenth edition (2007), Fundamentals of Business Law, seventh edition (2007), and two versions of Business Law Today, seventh edition (2008), plus the Comprehensive Edition (2007). He has also published in learned journals and is past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. Dr. Jentz has given advanced purchasing seminars throughout the United States and previously taught over the years at five regional and graduate banking schools. Dr. Jentz is the recipient of sixteen teaching, academic, and service excellence awards, including the CBA Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, the CBA Foundation Advisory Council Distinguished Scholastic Contributions Award, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Faculty Excellence Award, the Western States School of Banking Leadership Award, the James C. Scarboro Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in Banking Education, The University of Texas "Civitatis" Award, and the induction into the Texas Business School (McCombs School of Business) "CBA Hall of Fame."
Part 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Legal and Constitutional Environment of Business. 2. Traditional and Online Dispute Resolution. 3. Ethics and Business Decision Making. Part 2: TORTS AND CRIMES. 4. Torts and Cyber Torts. 5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. Part 3: CONTRACTS. 7. Nature and Classification. 8. Agreement and Consideration. 9. Capacity and Legality. 10. Defenses to Contract Enforceability. 11. Third Party Rights and Discharge. 12. Breach and Remedies. 13. E-Contracts and E-signatures. Part 4: SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 14. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 15. Title and Risk of Loss. 16. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 17. Warranties and Product Liability. Part 5: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 18. Negotiability, Transferability, and Liability. 19. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. Part 6: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS. 20. Security Interests in Personal Property. 21. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy. Part 7: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS. 22. Agency Relationships. 23. Employment Law and Immigration. Part 8: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 24. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies. 25. Corporate Formation, Financing, and Termination. 26. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 27. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance. Part 9: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 28. Personal Property and Bailments. 29. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 30. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. Part 10: SPECIAL TOPICS. 31. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals. 32. International Law in a Global Economy. APPENDICES.