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Indiana University Bloomington

Business Law

Academy of Legal Studies

The Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) frequently recognizes our department. Three faculty members have received the group’s Holmes-Cardozo Award, a national research award.

We are outstanding teachers too. Five faculty members have won the Harry C. Sauvain Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching—the top undergraduate teaching award at Kelley. Various faculty members are repeat winners of graduate teaching excellence awards.

Research Spotlight

Sophomore Ali Stewart is a Cox Research Scholar, which gives her the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor to develop a research project. Jane Mallor, Eveleigh Professor of Business Ethics, is her mentor. They are collaborating on a privacy law research project.

Jane: “It has been a real joy to explore an area of law with Ali. She has been very crisp and professional in the quality of her work. I get a big kick out of seeing students learn, and I have enjoyed exploring this growing body of privacy law with Ali.”

Ali: “Working with Professor Mallor is such a great opportunity for me. It’s really cool to have my viewpoints valued by a faculty member. She’s helped me so much just in getting adjusted to college. At Kelley, the faculty are excited to work with students and they are really on your team.”

Research and Publications

From dispute resolution and critical thinking to business ethics and intellectual property law, our faculty members are top-notch researchers, experts in their fields who publish award-winning books and articles on a wealth of business law topics.

Some of the field’s leading law textbooks were written by our faculty members. Professors Jane Mallor, Thomas Bowers, and Arlen Langvardt, along with A. James Barnes (of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs) are the authors of Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment. This widely used textbook, currently in its thirteenth edition, has always featured IU authors.

Department member Eric Richards, emeritus professor Terry Dworkin, and A. James Barnes are the authors of Law for Business, another widely used business law textbook now in its tenth edition. In addition, Eric Richards is the author of two other textbooks, Personal Law and Law for Global Business. Department member Frona Powell has also authored a textbook, Law and the Environment.

Our department’s current and emeritus faculty members have also published articles in leading law journals, including:

  • Business Ethics Quarterly
  • Georgetown Law Journal
  • Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Journal of Dispute Resolution
  • Journal of Law, Technology and Policy
  • Minnesota Law Review
  • Stanford Environmental Law Journal
  • University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law

Three current department members have received the Holmes-Cardozo Award, a prestigious national research award given to one person each year by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB). Five department members have received “Best Article” awards from the ALSB for articles that have appeared in the American Business Law Journal.

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