The 10 Best Business Law Textbooks

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in February of 2019. From aspiring attorneys and savvy entrepreneurs to HR professionals, there is no shortage of people who could use a solid grounding in business law. Here you'll find textbooks that cover it all, including broad overviews and comprehensive introductions as well as in-depth looks at specialized areas of practice. We selected volumes suitable for college students and the enterprising layperson. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Introduction to Business Law

2. International Business Law

Editor's Notes

March 14, 2019:

Business law is an extensive field that encompasses many specialized areas of practice, so we thought a list comprised mainly of general overviews as well as a few functional titles (Employment Law for Business, International Business Law and The Entrepreneur's Guide to Law and Strategy) would be the most beneficial to readers. We prioritized volumes written by highly educated authorities and professors in the field, as well as selections that used thoughtful pedagogy and visuals. We also ensured that all our choices encourage active participation and critical thinking, as this is a discipline that cannot be practiced passively. Included The Curse of Bigness for those who want to read something niche, shorter, and less formatted than traditional textbooks. Placed Introduction to Business Law at the top spot since it should satisfy many needs, is easy to understand, simple to navigate, and fosters the line of logical thinking that is pertinent to understanding and applying the law.

4. Business Law Today

5. The Entrepreneur's Guide to Law and Strategy

6. Business Law: Text and Cases

7. Contemporary Business Law

8. Employment Law for Business

9. Essentials of Business Law

10. The Curse of Bigness

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
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