Professor Publishes New Business Law Textbook

Dan Davidson

Dan Davidson

The New Year brought an extra surprise for Dan Davidson, chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law in the College of Business and Economics. On the first working day of 2011, he found a copy of his newest book, “Business Law: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment,” in his mailbox.

The 40-chapter textbook is Davidson’s 12th book and is part of the Aspen College Series, published by Aspen Publishers, a subsidiary of Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business Publishing.  

Co-authored with Lynn Forsythe of California State University-Fresno and Brenda Knowles of Indiana University-South Bend, the book is designed to introduce undergraduate business students to cases and legal issues pertaining to the contemporary business environment.

“We wanted to write a book that is user-friendly and readable, but one that conveys the solemnity of the law,” said Davidson. “We want to provide readers with enough knowledge to know when to call a lawyer and the knowledge to explain their problem.”

Toward that goal, the book contains three unique sections: a thread case highlighting a hypothetical student-run start-up business that encounters problems with business, legal and ethical aspects in each chapter, a “You Be the Judge” feature, and classic and contemporary case selections pertaining to the aspect of business law covered in each chapter. 

“Business Law” as an e-book is now available at the Radford University Bookstore for purchase or rental and from Aspen Publishers. Davidson’s other works, including his recent “The Entrepreneur’s Legal Companion,” published in 2010, can be found at

Jan 25, 2011
Don Bowman