These attorneys specialize in business law. (Photo by Bill Rice)

Business law is a subject that all entrepreneurs and current business owners should be educated on. There are many laws, rules, and regulations in place that must be followed when companies do business together. As you might expect, there have been plenty of legal cases in the past that have set a precedent for current business laws. This is a major subject area that students study in business law classes at institutions of higher education. If you are a business major or are pursuing an MBA, you will likely be learning a lot about the legal side of business.

TopTenTopTen.com, which ranks a variety of items and books, has listed the following textbooks as the top 10 business law textbooks in use at schools across the nation. Even if you aren’t required to have these specific books for your classes, it might be a good idea to check them out as they are great resources for all business law students:

1. Business Law: Text and Cases ? Legal, Ethical, Global, and Corporate Environment by Kenneth W. Clarkson, Roger LeRoy Miller, and Frank B. Cross (2010 – Cengage Learning)

2. Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition by Jeffrey F. Beatty and Susan S. Samuelson (2003 – South-Western College Publishing)

3. Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law Today: The Essentials by Roger LeRoy Miller and Gaylord A. Jentz (2007 – South-Western College Publishing)

4. Business Law (Barron’s Business Review Series) by Robert W. Emerson and John W. Hardwicke (1997 – Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.)

5. Fundamentals of Business Law: Summarized Cases by Roger LeRoy Miller and Gaylor A. Jentz (2008 – South-Western College Publishing)

6. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law by Constance E. Bagley and Craig E. Dauchy (2011 – South-Western College Publishing)

7. Essentials of Business Law by Anthony Liuzzo (2009 – Career Education)

8. Introduction to Business Law by Lucy Jones (2011 – Oxford University Press)

9. Employment Law for Business by Dawn Bennett-Alexander and Laura Hanman (2011 – McGraw-Hill)

10. Business Law by Henry R. Cheeseman (2009 – Prentice Hall)

If you happen to see one of these textbooks on your book list for a business law class that you are enrolled in, make sure to use Textbooks.org to search for these books and compare prices from several different online booksellers. You can also find articles on specific university bookstores and other local independent textbook outlets across the country.