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Indiana University Bloomington

Business Law

Book on Law

Our professors wrote the book on business law—literally. Professors Jane Mallor, Thomas Bowers, and Arlen Langvardt, along with IU colleague A. James Barnes, are co-authors of Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, now in its fifteenth edition. Professor Eric Richards, emeritus professor Terry Dworkin, and A. James Barnes are co-authors of Law for Business, now in its eleventh edition.

News and Events

December 2012

Professor Tim Lemper's research leads to overturning error in federal trademark statute. Read more >>

August 2009

Professor Jane Mallor succeeded Professor Arlen Langvardt as chair of the Department of Business Law and Ethics.

January 2009

A change in the department's name—to the Department of Business Law and Ethics—took effect after the securing of all necessary approvals at the Kelley School and university levels.  The name change recognizes two key missions of the department: providing ethics instruction at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and engaging in research on ethical issues.

December 2008

Eve Brown, lecturer in business law, was named as a winner of a Kelley School Innovative Teaching Award.

July 2008

Arlen Langvardt, professor of business law and chair of the department, was named as life sciences research coordinator for the Kelley School's Center for the Business of Life Sciences.

June 2008

Joel Rubin, clinical associate professor of business law, was named director of the Consulting Workshop, which is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in consulting.

May 2008

Professor Jamie Prenkert was granted tenure and a promotion from assistant professor to associate professor of business law.  Professor Prenkert joined the faculty in 2002.

Thomas Bowers, associate professor of business law and Argosy Gaming Faculty Fellow, was named as the 2008 winner of two teaching awards from the Graduate Accounting Programs.  Professor Bowers won the Professor of the Year/Most Influential Professor Award from the MBA in Accounting Program, as well as the Professor of the Year Award from the MS in Accounting Program.

Martin McCrory, associate professor of business law, was named as a winner of a 2008 Trustees Teaching Award.

Martin McCrory, associate professor of business law, was named as a winner of a 2008 Most Memorable Faculty Award from the Undergraduate Program in recognition of his outstanding teaching and positive impact on the 2008 Kelley School senior class.

Michael B. Metzger, professor of business law and the Jean Ann & Donald E. Foster Chair in Business Ethics, was named as a 2008 winner of an MBA Outstanding Faculty Recognition Award.

Eric L. Richards, professor of business law and associate chair of the Kelley Direct Program, was named as a 2008 winner of a Kelley Direct Teaching Excellence Award.

Arlen Langvardt, professor of business law and chair of the cepartment, and his co-authors professors John Hill, accounting, and Anne Massey, information systems, were named the 2008 winners of the Best Published Life Sciences Paper Award, given by the Kelley School’s Center for the Business of Life Sciences.  The award was for their article, “Law, Information Technology, and Medical Errors: Toward a National Healthcare Information Network Approach to Improving Patient Care and Reducing Malpractice Costs,” published in the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.