This 37-chapter text is designed to make business law and legal environment exciting and interesting for students. Many features focus on the global, political, ethical, social, environmental, and cultural context of business law. For Critical Analysis questions follow all cases and now appear within most of the pedagogical features. An appendix to Chapter 1, chapter-ending Case Briefing Assignments, and a separate text-ending appendix provide ample opportunity for students to learn how to analyze case law. The Guide to Personal Law, included as an appendix, covers such practical aspects of law as family law, jury duty, housing law, and other topics. Two new pedagogical features emphasize technology and the Internet. Key content changes include the integration of material on lease contracts and Article 2A throughout all sales chapters, as well as the revision of negotiable instruments material to reflect law based on Revised Articles 3 and 4. This edition also contains a new chapter on employment discrimination (Ch. 33). This text explicitly meets AACSB curriculum requirements.