Skip to main content

Business Law: A Risk Management Approach

This book is an introductory text on business law targeted for use in an undergraduate or graduate business school setting. It covers the major areas of law typically taught in a legal environment for business course. This book covers these principles with a simple premise: law for attorneys focuses on finding legal answers, while law for managers focuses on risk management. 

The goal of this text is to (1) teach students enough substantive law that they can assess legal risk, (2) teach students enough procedural law and terminology that they can communicate intelligibly with attorneys, and (3) give a framework and practice in decision-making with regard to legal consequences.

View Pressbook

About the Project

Management Department
College of Business and Economics


  • BUS 202: Legal Environment of Business
  • BUSMBA 545: Legal Issues in Business

Funding Source: eCampus Center, Open Book Summer Grant

Portrait of Jeff Lingwall
Jeff Lingwall, Assistant Professor in Legal Studies

About the Author

Jeff Lingwall earned his JD from the Yale Law School and his Ph.D. in Economics and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He has published on a wide variety of topics, such as the procedural aspects of mass litigation, consumer financial protection, blockchain-based contracting, education law, and the history of corporate social responsibility. Before joining Boise State, Jeff taught commercial law and data science at Truman State University, practiced class action defense law, and clerked for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.