Business law is a huge subject area. It is something that is not only of interest to academics, but also to anyone involved in business. There are many books that focus specifically on different aspects of this topic; there are also many that offer a more general overview of the subject. Here are just six of the best business law books that you will find available.
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law — 3rd Edition – by Constance E. Bagley and Craig E. Dauchy (2007)
If you have a practical interest in business law then this book by Bagley et al might be the perfect text. This book is aimed at the person with no real previous knowledge of the subject and it covers many of the most important topics. It will be of particular interest to people who are just starting a company because it discusses all the legal hurdles they might face in the beginning. For some people this will be the only book they ever need while for others it will serve as an ideal starting point of their research into the subject.
Smith and Roberson’s Business Law -15th Edition – by Richard A. Mann and Barry S. Roberts (2011)
This academic text has been around for a long time, but it still continues to be widely used in universities for those who are studying academic law. This makes it a good choice for anyone who wants a firm understanding of the subject. The content is well organised and constantly updated for relevancy. This textbook will not only suit those studying the subject academically, but it will also make a good reference resource.
Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Text and Exercises — 6th Edition – by Roger LeRoy Miller and William E. Hollowell (2010)
This is another book that is aimed mostly at students studying business law at university. The purpose of this book is to help students master some of the most important ideas. The text is clear and concise; even some of the more complex ideas in business law are reduced to their simplest form. If you are struggling with the weightier textbooks then this might be a welcome change.
Business Law — 5th Edition – by Robert W. Emerson J.D. (2009)
This textbook is usually used for those studying for the CLEP exam, but it is also going to be a worthwhile text for anyone who is interested in learning more about business law. The different topics are clearly explained, and this is the type of book that you will want to return to again and again. The writer has managed to put together a book that not only covers all the important subject matter, but that is also easy to read.
Business Law: Text and Cases — 12th Edition Legal, Ethical, Global, and Corporate Environment by Kenneth W. Clarkson, Roger LeRoy Miller, and Frank B. Cross (2010)
This book is aimed at those who are interested in the international aspect of business law. This book has been around for awhile now, but the regular new editions ensure that it is both up to date and relevant. The fact that it uses cases when referring to different aspects of the law makes the whole book a lot more readable and easy to comprehend.
Business Law Today – 8th Edition by Roger LeRoy Miller and Gaylord A. Jentz (2007)
This textbook also uses cases and examples to ensure that those reading can more easily grasp the topics mentioned. The authors do their best to keep the topic interesting and avoid unnecessary information; most readers seem to agree that they do a good job of this. This is another book that might appeal to the non-academic as a reference source.