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Indiana University Bloomington

Business Law

About Us

Welcome from the Chair

Photo of Department of Business Law Chairperson Jane Mallor
"Our 15 full-time faculty members make us one of the nation’s largest and most versatile legal studies departments or groups. Outstanding teaching serves as the department’s hallmark."

Sound business decisions can’t be made without paying sufficient attention to relevant legal and ethical considerations. Just ask firms that failed to pay heed to those considerations and ended up in litigation or as the subject of embarrassing articles published by the news media. Legal and ethical aspects of business decision making—that’s where we come in. Welcome from the Department of Business Law and Ethics, which enjoys a long-standing reputation as a national leader.

Our 15 full-time faculty members make us one of the nation’s largest and most versatile legal studies departments or groups. Outstanding teaching serves as the department’s hallmark. Nearly all of our faculty members have won teaching awards—several of them multiple times. We also feature faculty members whose extensive backgrounds in private practice or governmental service enable them to offer real-world insights into how law and the legal system help to shape business decisions.

The large size of our department allows us to offer not only required courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, but also a wide range of elective courses. Very few business schools can match the breadth of our course offerings in law and ethics. If you are interested in studying a particular area of law as it relates to business in its many forms, chances are we have a course for you. This is the case regardless of whether you are enrolled in the Kelley School or are a student in another school at IU.

And how about taking a course from those who wrote the book? Faculty members in our department are authors of leading business law textbooks used at schools throughout the United States and internationally.

So, feel free to browse the Department of Business Law and Ethics Web site and see what we have to offer. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.

Jane Mallor
Professor of Business Law and
Chair, Department of Business Law and Ethics