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Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229 (my email address available on this link)
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Last updated on November 20, 2015.

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                            "It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers."
                                                                    -- James Thurber

                            "Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers."
                                                                    -- Voltaire
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I originally developed this set of webpages for my summer class on "Legal Process"  Students in my other classes should find them useful, too.
    The Core of American Law on a Single Page
    The Idea of "Natural Liberty" in the Founding Era
    British/American Legal Timeline
    A Hedgehog's Legal Glossary

 
A.  Business Organizations (fall 2015)
    "A man is rarely more harmlessly employed than when engaged in making money."
                                                                                        -- Samuel Johnson (1775)

I strongly recommend two very good, short, introductory essays on business and economics.  The shorter of the two is Dwight Lee, Free Enterprise: The Economics of Cooperation (2002).  Only slightly longer is Gwartney & Stroup's What Everyone Should Know About Economics and Prosperity.  I urge all my students -- and particularly those with any student worry about his or her lack of prior exposure to the business world -- to, at the least, read these publications online.  A hard copy of the latter may now be hard to come by, since it has been superceded by Common Sense Economics, by Gwartney, Stroup, and Dwight Lee (also recommended).  A summary of "Ten Key Elements of Economics" by GS&L appeared in the Heritage Foundation's Insider, Spring 2005 (a PDF file).
An older text along these same lines is Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson (1946).
Also recommended: The Economist magazine's online reference materials and economics dictionary.  Investopedia.com offers a financial dictionary.

Bus Org blogroll:
    ProfessorBainbridge.com
    Truth on the Market     
    The Conglomerate  "Business Law Economics Society"
    Organizations and Markets
   
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation blog   
    Witnesseth:  Law, Deals, and Data  
    Business Law Prof Blog  
    Securities Law Prof Blog
    Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law (Widener U.)
    Delaware Corporate & Commercial Litigation Blog
    The Entrepreneurial Mind    
    Upstart Business Journal   
    Alphaville (from the Financial Times (UK))
    The NY Times's extensive DealBook blog is a great resource re: "mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, hedge funds,"
        and includes The Deal Professor edited by Steven Davidoff of the Ohio State law school 
    Jim Garven's Blog (Baylor finance prof on risk management, insurance and finance topics)

Those of you interested in Alabama business news should read Business Alabama and the Birmingham Business Journal.

The single most influential article on the subject is Ronald Coase, The Nature of the Firm (1937).
1991 Nobel Prize to Ptrofessor Coase
The Ronald Coase Institute  
Contracting and Organizations Research Institute  (work in the Coasian vein, at the U. of Missouri)

Roberta Romano, After the Revolution in Corporate Law (2005). 

Eric Posner, Agency Models in Law and Economics (2000).

Stephen Bainbridge, First, Kill All the Transactional Lawyers? (2007).

Amitai Aviram, A Note on Economic Theories of the Firm (2006) -- 
scroll down to "SSRN Electronic Paper Collection" and click on one of the icons under "Download the document from"

1993 Nobel Prize to Douglass North

2009 Nobel Prize to Oliver Williamson

International Society for New Institutional Economics 

1990 Nobel Prize  to Harry Markowitz, Merton Miller & William Sharpe
1997 Nobel Prize  to Robert Merton & Myron Scholes

Federalist Society's corporations, securities & antitrust practice group
Federalist Society bibliography  (scroll down to section X)
Jurist subject guide to business organizations
Business Resources on the Internet (U. of Pittsburgh)

Delaware Corporate Law Website (official)
Delaware Corporate & Legal Services Blog (official)
Delaware Department of State, Division of Corporations
Delaware Court of Chancery and Supreme Court 

Implied Terms & Interpretation in Contract Law  (Cohen, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)
Vicarious & Corporate Civil Liability (Kraakman, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)
Limited Liability  (Carney, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)
Insider Trading  (Bainbridge, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)

ABA Section of Business Law
Association of Corporate Counsel
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
National Federation of Independent Business  

Bu
siness history is treated in two recent TV series:  History Channel's The Men Who Built America (Carnegie, Ford, Morgan, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt) and PBS's The Titans (Ford, the Rockefellers).
Railroads: The First Big Business; American Economic History; and Entrepreneurs and American Economic Growth       
      (fascinating course materials by economic historian Keith Poole) 
For more insight into Unocal v. Mesa Petroleum, check out the T. Boone Pickens Archive
 The Role of Business in the Modern World (David Henderson, IEA, 2004), in which a British economist answers anti-globalist and other critiques of capitalism and the corporation.  You can download the entire 200-plus page text as a PDF file, free of charge, by scrolling to the bottom of the page linked.
Richard Langlois, The Vanishing Hand: The Changing Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism (2003) (updating Alfred Chandler).  

Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, U. of Delaware
GMI Ratings 
Encyclopedia of Corporate Governance
OECD Directorate for Financial & Enterprise Affairs  (European (mostly) super-bureaucrats)

Getting Rich in America: A Few Easy Rules to Follow  (Richard McKenzie & Dwight Lee)
NY Stock Exchange financial literacy page
Investor's Business Daily University
The Motley Fool (includes How to Invest materials)
Marketplace  (Public Radio program on personal finance and investing)
Personal Finance Calculator (from WebMath)
Efficient Frontier (personal investing from Birth of Plenty author William Bernstein)
Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing, Columbia Buisness School

Entrepreneurship: Law (on the Kauffman Foundation's entrepreneurship website)
Foundations of Business Law (Babson College)

Contingency Analysis (Glyn Holton's site includes useful "Risk Glossary")
Finance teaching web page (Prof. Aswath Damodaran, NYU business school)

Financial Times (London)  (free registration)
The Street

Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress (good source for current/recent macro data)

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
 
EDGAR  (the SEC's database of corporate information)
Securities Class Action Clearinghouse  (Stanford Law School) 
The Securities Lawyer's Deskbook  (U. of Cincinnati law school)
Securities Law Prof Blog   

Federal Tax Law
Tax Foundation

Bankruptcy Research Database  (Lynn LoPucki, UCLA, on large Chapter 11 proceedings) 

Business Law Journals (a partial list) --
ABLJ (“peer reviewed”) – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1744-1714

American U – http://www.aublr.org/

Brooklyn – https://www.brooklaw.edu/intellectuallife/lawjournals.aspx

Cal Berkeley -- http://boaltbblj.org/

Cal Davis -- http://blj.ucdavis.edu/

Cal Hastings -- http://journals.uchastings.edu/journals/websites/business/index.php 

Columbiahttp://cblr.columbia.edu/cblr-online

Delaware (Widener) – http://djcl.org/

DePaul – http://laworgs.depaul.edu/journals/bclj/Pages/default.aspx

Duquesne – http://duquesneblj.com/

Fordham – http://fordhamcorporatecenter.org/about/

Harvard http://www.hblr.org/

Houston – http://www.hbtlj.org/

Illinois -- http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/

Maryland – http://www.law.umaryland.edu/academics/journals/jbtl/

Miami – http://www.umblr.org/

Michigan State – http://www.msujbsl.com/

NYUhttp://www.nyujlb.org/

Penn -- https://www.law.upenn.edu/journals/jbl/

Pepperdine – https://law.pepperdine.edu/jbel/

Rutgers – http://businesslaw.newark.rutgers.edu/

Stanford http://sjlbf.stanford.edu/

Tennessee -- http://trace.tennessee.edu/transactions/

Virginia – http://www.vlbr.net/

Wake Forest – http://ipjournal.law.wfu.edu/

William & Mary – http://wmblr.wordpress.com/

B. Administrative Law (spring 2016)
     Public Law Process (summers)
     Legal & Social Environment of Business (Samford MBA Program)

    Trade and commerce, if they were not made of India rubber, would never manage to bounce
    over the obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and, if one were to
    judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions, and not partly by their intentions, they
    would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievous persons who put
    obstructions on the railroads.
                                                                    -- Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (1849)

I strongly recommend two very good, short, introductory essays on business and economics.  The shorter of the two is Dwight Lee, Free Enterprise: The Economics of Cooperation (2002).  Only slightly longer is Gwartney & Stroup's What Everyone Should Know About Economics and Prosperity.  I urge all my students -- and particularly those with any student worry about his or her lack of prior exposure to the business world -- to, at the least, read these publications online.  A hard copy of the latter may now be hard to come by, since it has been superceded by Common Sense Economics, by Gwartney, Stroup, and Dwight Lee (also recommended).  A summary of "Ten Key Elements of Economics" by GS&L appeared in the Heritage Foundation's Insider, Spring 2005 (a PDF file).
An older text along these same lines is Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson (1946).
Also recommended: The Economist magazine's online reference materials and economics dictionary.  

     Master list of US Gov't departments and agencies
     Regulation.gov  "Your Voice in Federal Decisionmaking" (!)
     RegInfo.gov  "Where to find Federal Regulatory Information"
     FedStats.gov, "statistics from more than 100 agencies"

     The Federal Register ("The Daily Journal of the United States Government") 
     The Code of Federal Regulations 
            Both also available on the GPO's Federal Digital System  
     U.S. Office of Management & Budget Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs   

      Administrative Conference of the United States
            Its Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies (2012)  

     ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
            *  Its resources page   
            *  Its Administrative Procedure Database at Florida State U.   
            *  Its Notice and Comment blog, in cooperation with the Yale Journal on Regulation 

      The Administrative Law Review (ABA & American U. law school) 

     How to Convince an Agency, by James Long (1982)
     Primer on Regulation, by Susan Dudley & Jerry Brito (2d ed. 2012)
     The Regulatory Process, by Susan Dudley & Joseph Johnson (2001) 

     YouTube clip from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: "Who are those guys?"
     Meet the Deciders,a 2012 portrait of the median voter, by Daniel Foster 

     Federalist Society's administrative law & regulation practice group
     Federalist Society bibliography  (scroll down to section VI)
     Federalist Society Executive Branch Project
     Federalist Society New Federal Initiatives Project

     Mercatus Center, George Mason U.
           Mercatus Center on regulation
     Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State 2013 by Wayne Crews
     Regulation magazine (Cato Institute)
     Yale Journal on Regulation and its blog (joint with the ABA Section of Administrative Law)
     The Heritage Foundation's regulation issues page
     Regulation 2.0 -- timely analysis by regulatory economists Robert Hahn and Peter Passell
     Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, Washington U. (St. Louis)
            Annual review of federal regulatory agency spending 
     Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern U.
     Regulatory Studies Center, George Washington U.
     Chris DeMuth's website
     James V. DeLong's website  (click on "Publications")
     Institute of Regulatory Law & Economics  U. of Colorado   
     Center for Effective Government's regulatory resource center
 
    Cass Sunstein, "The Cost-Benefit State," Working Paper # 39 in the U. of Chicago Coase-
        Sandor working papers, linked in Section VIII.B of my links page
    The Future of Market Regulation  (Roger Sherman's 2000 presidential address to the Southern Economic
        Association; PDF file)
     Capitalism and Its Discontents  (Michael Boskin, 1999)
     Politics and Government in the Super-Affluent Society by Christopher DeMuth (2000)
     In Defense of the Economic Analysis of Regulation by Robert Hahn (AEI, 2004) -- via SSRN    
     Cost v. Benefit: Clearing the Air  (2001 comment on Supreme Court decision in Whitman v. American Trucking
         Associations)

     Website for Barak Orbach's casebook, Regulation: How and Why the State Regulates (Foundation Press, 2012)
     Jurist subject guide to administrative law 
     Public Utilities  (Geddes, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)

     Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
     CDC -- National Center for Injury Prevention & Control  (statistics on both fatal and nonfatal injuries)
     AEI health policy website
     Michael Fumento website  (skeptical, provacative reporting about health and safety risks and regulation)    
   
     1982 Nobel Prize in economics  to George Stigler
     see also materials on Legislation in section C (immediately below) and the Ronald Coase interview
             (in Section VIII.B of  my links page
 

C.   Legislation
     Federalist Society bibliography on legislation  (scroll down to legislation)
     Jurist subject guide to legislation and public law

     The Federalist Papers (on Yale Avalon Project)

     The US Code and much Congressional material are on the GPO's Federal Digital System.
     THOMAS (federal legislative information, maintained by Library of Congress)
     (Federal) Legislative History Process (U. of Michigan library)

     State Legislative History: Research Guides on the Web (Indiana U. library)

     How Our Laws Are Made (by U.S. House Parliamentarian)
     Enactment of a Law (by U.S. Senate Parliamentarian)

     What Is Public Choice Theory? (by Nobel laureate James Buchanan, 2003)

     Statutory Construction Blog  (active August 2006-July 2009; an earlier blog's 2002-2005 archive is here)
     Proposal for a "Restatement of Statutory Interpretation" (2004, pdf file)
     State legislatures:  Alabama
           Florida
           Georgia
     Roll Call magazine
     Congressional Quarterly
     Campaigns and Elections magazine

    Center for Competitive Politics (former FEC Commissioner Bradley Smith) and its blog
     the Election Law website at the Ohio State law school
    Election Law blog
    Skeptic's Eye campaign finance law blog
    Michael Munger, Unintended Consequences 1, Good Intentions 0 (2006; critique of BCRA)
    see also the sites under Public Choice Theory, Section VIII.C of my links page
 

D.  Local Government Law     

    Charles Tiebout website, U. of Washington
    Economic geography website,  U. of Washington
    An appreciation of Tiebout at the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences, UC Santa Barbara

    Center for State Constitutional Studies, Rutgers-Camden
    State Constitutions Project, NBER/U. of Maryland
    Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform
    Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, Samford U.

    Re Hunter v. City of Pittsburgh (1907):  Decision of the Pa. supreme court, 66 A. 348 (Pa. 1907)
    "A Giant Forged" (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 11, 2006)
    Allegheny, PA with 1898 map
    Historic Pittsburgh digital library at Pitt    

    Greater Birmingham campaign of 1910

    Re Gomillion v. Lightfoot:  Supreme Court oral argument 
    Fred Gray's comment on the case (PDF)
    Short video of interview of Prof. Gomillion (from Encyclopedia of Alabama)
    Transcript of a 1989 interview
    Gomillion's NY Times obituary (1995)
   
    Gerrymandering 101 (2010)
    The Top Ten Most Gerrymandered Congressional Districts in the United States (2010)

     The city of Byram, Mississippi 
     The Border Line and the Bottom Line: The Economics of Municipal Annexation (Richmond Fed, 2005)

    William Fischel's homepage at Darmouth
    Webpage on The Homevoter Hypothesis

    AEI program, September 2008, on the Jefferson County financial disaster -- audio, video, written materials.
    Birmingham on the brink (of bankruptcy) -- Fortune magazine, October 2008
    The Second Front blog covers B'ham and Jefferson County

    Title 11 of the Code of Alabama 1975 deals with "Counties and Municipal Corporations."
    Local government websites:
        City of Birmingham
        City of Homewood
        City of Hoover
        Jefferson County
        Shelby County

     State & Local Government Information from the Library of Congress
     State & Local Government on the Net  (links page)
     Municipal codes on-line  (from the Municipal Code Corporation)
     Municipal Codes Web Library (from Lexis/Nexis)

    Welcome to the New -- and Private -- Neighborhood (Reason, April 2006)
    Symposium: Democracy in Action: The Law & Politics of Local Governance (Journal of Law & Politics, 2005)
    Save the Cities, Stop the Suburbs? (book review essay by Nicole Stelle Garnett) (Yale Law Journal, 2006)      ABA Section of State & Local Government Law
     Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program (a large site)
     Institute for Justice (market-oriented, public-interest law firm)
            Clint Bolick, Leviathan: The Growth of Local Government and the Erosion of Liberty (2004)
                        -- review by Kenneth Starr, Cornell Law Review (2005)
                        -- review by George Leef, The Freeman (2005)
     Golden State Center for State & Local Government, the Claremont Institute
     Reason Foundation (privatization and other market-based solutions to state/local problems)
     Governing magazine
     Vanderbilt U. course in urban economics  (includes a few links)
     Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

     Edward Galeser's webbed publications (Harvard)

     Eric Hanushek's homepage at Stanford (education spending and quality)

     Overview of the Municipal Bond Market (from The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds (5th ed. 2001))

     Ten Principles of Privatization (Gilroy & Moore, for the Heartland Institute and the Reason Foundation, 2010)

     Great map/satellite photo sites:
           Google Maps
            Yahoo Maps Beta
            National Geographic MapMachine

    2000 Census   (official site)
        American Factfinder (census gateway, easy-to-use)
    City-Data.com(mostly census data, but presented in very useful format)
    ePodunk (ditto, includes collection of old postcards)
    Social Science Data Analysis Network (Michigan) (includes CensusScope site)

     Census Bureau info on state & local goverment finance
     International City/County Management Association

     Cyburbia: The planning community  (big links page re local governance, land use planning, etc.)
     Kennedy School of Government - City & Local Government  (links page)
     Center for the Study of Rural America at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
     The Economic War Among the States  (Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank)
     The Economic War Among the States  (Minnesota Public Radio, 1996)
     see also "Planning and Markets" (in Section G., below)
     Local Business News from 41 cities via Bizjournal.com

     State and Local Legal Blog at the Stennis Institute of Government, Miss. State U.
     the Election Law website at the Ohio State law school
     Election Law blog
     Law of the Land  blog on land use law and zoning

     Edward C. Banfield -- An Online Resource 

Think tanks focused on state and local issues: 
      Citizens for a Sound Economy (includes link to Alabama chapter) 
      Heartland Institute 
               Blog:  From the Heartland 
      Mackiniac Center (based in Michigan, but includes lots of more general material, too) 
      John Locke Institute (based in North Carolina) 
           Pope Center for Higher Education (a fine site) 
           Faculty Affiliate Network (every state should have one of these) 
               Blog:  The Locker Room 
       Alabama Policy Institute  

 
E.  Real Property (spring 2016)
    Though my heart be left of centre, I have always known that the only economic system that
    works is a market economy, in which everything belongs to someone -- which means that
    someone is responsible for everything.  It is a system in which complete independence and
    plurality of economic entities exist within a legal framework, and its workings are guided chiefly
    by the laws of the marketplace.  This is the only natural economy, the only kind that makes sense;
    the only one that can lead to prosperity, because it is the only one that reflects the nature of life
    itself.
                                -- Vaclav Havel, "Summer Meditations on Politics, Morality and Civility
                                           in a Time of Transition" 62 (1992).
                                           Havel, a playwright, was a leading anti-Soviet dissident in pre-1989
                                           Czechoslovakia.  He then served as President of Czechoslovakia
                                           from 1989 to 1992, and  President of the Czech Republic from
                                           1993 to 2003.  (For more, click here.)

     Federalist Society bibliography  (scroll down to property)
     Jurist subject guide to property and wills/trusts

     Glossary of Probate Terminology (EstateFinance)

     Eric Kades, History and Interpretation of the Great Case of Johnson v. M'Intosh (Law & History Review, 2001)

     The Cabot Project (U. of Bristol, UK)

     Indian Land Sessions in the United States, 1784-1894, here and here  

     How the Pilgrims Made Progress (Wall Street Journal, Nov. 25, 2005)
     Tom Bethell, How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims (1999)

     13 Originals: Founding the American colonies (charters, maps)
     John Locke, "Of Property," in Two Treatises of Government (1689)
     James Madison, Property  (1792)

     Daniel Ernst, Pierson v. Post: The New Learning (2009)
     Bethany Berger, It's Not About the Fox: The Untold Story of Pierson v. Post (2006)
     Angela Fernandez, James Kent and a Pedagogical Theory of Pierson v. Post: It's Really Not About the Fox (abstract, 2006)
     Dharmapala & Pitchford, An Economic Analysis of "Riding to Hounds": Pierson v. Post Revisited (2002)

     Battle of Hastings (short explanation and some links from the BBC)
     Essential Norman Conquest (looks a bit like a computer game)

     Jeremy Bentham page (click here for the "Auto-Icon" -- why is there no webcam??)
     Bentham's ideas (see esp. section 5 on "Political Philosophy")

     Great article on customary, common and statute law, from John Hasnas (PDF file)
     Great lecture on England and the common law by philosopher Roger Scruton (MP3 file)

     Some updated info on the house at issue in Stambovsky v. Ackley (pp. 484-88)

     Richard Pipes, Property and Freedom: The Inseparable Connection (FEE, 2004; audio file; requires Windows Media Player) (the introduction of Pipes begins at about 7 minutes into the file; his remarks begin at about 11 minutes in).
     Tibor Machan, The Right to Private Property  (2002)
     Terry Anderson & Laura Higgins, The Essential Right (2002)
     Terry Anderson & Laura Higgins, Property Rights: A Practical Guide to Freedom and Prosperity (2003)
     Hernando de Soto, Citadels of Dead Capital (Reason magazine, May 2001)
     Hernando de Soto interviews  1994 and 2001
     Hernando de Soto wins Friedman Prize for Liberty (Cato Institute, 2004)
     Steven Shavell, Economic Analysis of Property Law (PDF file; 137 pages; 1.6MB)  Six chapters from Shavell's book, Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law (Harvard U. Press, 2003), provided free, in draft form. Shavell, a member of the Harvard Law School faculty, is one of the most highly regarded writers in the field of "law and economics."
     ABA Section of Real Property, Probate & Trust Law
     Land Use Law  (Daniel Mandelker, Wash U-St. Louis law school)
     Planning and Markets (USC e-journal re planned interventions versus market approach)
     Elinor Ostrom on common property resources, etc.
           Digital Library of the Commons (at Indiana U.)
           International Association for the Study of the Commons  (also at IU)
     Private and Common Property Rights (Ostrom, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)
     Nuisance (Swanson & Kontoleon, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)
     Zoning & Land Use Regulation (Fischel, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)
        William Fischel's website (Dartmouth)
            Fischel's photos of property at issue in Lucas (1995) and  (2000)
     Takings  (Miceli & Segerson, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)
     Renting  (Hirsch, in Encyclopedia of Law & Econ)
     see also Ronald Coase interview and Nobel Prize, in Econ Analysis of Law (Section VIII.B of  my links page)
     Michigan Supreme Court decision in County of Wayne v. Hathcock (2004; PDF file)
     Institute for Justice (market-oriented, public-interest law firm)
           The Castle Coalition (anti-eminent domain organization)
            Clint Bolick, Leviathan: The Growth of Local Government and the Erosion of Liberty (2004)
     Propertyrights.org
 

F.  Antitrust Law
    "[T]he Sherman Act is a humbug based on economic ignorance and incompetence. . . ."
                                                     -- Mr. Justice Holmes, in private letter to Sir Frederick Pollock, 1910

    "Antitrust laws in general, and the Sherman Act in particular, are the Magna Carta of free
    enterprise."
                                                     -- Mr. Justice Marshall, in U.S. v. Topco Associates, 1972

I strongly recommend two very good, short, introductory essays on business and economics.  The shorter of the two is Dwight Lee, Free Enterprise: The Economics of Cooperation (2002).  Only slightly longer is Gwartney & Stroup's What Everyone Should Know About Economics and Prosperity.  I urge everyone -- and particularly those with any worry about his or her lack of prior exposure to the business world -- to, at the least, read these publications online.  A hard copy of the latter may now be hard to find, since it has been superceded by Common Sense Economics, by Gwartney, Stroup, and Dwight Lee (also recommended).  A summary of "Ten Key Elements of Economics" by GS&L appeared in the Heritage Foundation's Insider, Spring 2005 (a PDF file).

An older text along these same lines is Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson (1946).

Also recommended: the online reference materials provided by The Economist magazine, including an economics dictionary.

     Federalist Society's corporations, securities & antitrust practice group
     Federalist Society bibliography   (scroll down to antitrust)
     ** Our casebook's web site
     Antitrust Case Browser  (St. Olaf College)
     Supreme Court Antitrust Debates  (Ripon College)
     U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
     Federal Trade Commission
     ABA Section of Antitrust Law
     Competititve Enterprise Institute
     Antitrust Policy  (Luke Froeb's page, currently down)
     Merger Policy Home Page
     American Antitrust Institute (a good source for antitrust news)
     Yahoo page on antitrust & trade regulation news
     good antitrust links page (from American Antitrust Institute)
     Shenefield & Stelzer, The Antitrust Laws: A Primer (AEI, 4th ed., 2001) -- full text available in PDF
     Internet resources re U.S. v. Microsoft:
           Yahoo full coverage (many links)
           Jurist guide to Microsoft litigation
           BBC News coverage (including extensive, day-by-day reports on the trial)
           Reason Magazine
           Mises Institute
           Thomas Sowell  (on MS case, and antitrust generally)
     links to foreign antitrust bureaucracies (including European Union)
     OECD's competition policy website
     Competition and Regulation Bulletin  (from London Economics consulting firm)
 

G.  Environmental Law
      see also section B, above, for administrative law materials
      Federalist Society bibliography  (scroll down to environmental law)
     Overlawyered.com environmental law resources
     Jurist subject guide to environmental law
     Environmental Law Teachers' Clearinghouse (lots of links)
     Pace Law School environmental program (includes Environmental Law Library)
     Environment and Natural Resources in the 21st Century blog (U of Denver) 
     Citizens for a Sound Economy
     Competitive Enterprise Institute
     Defenders of Property Rights
     Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment
     Political Economy Research Center
     Center on Environmental and Land Use Law  (NYU) 

     Garrett Hardin,  The Tragedy of the Commons  (1968) and Extensions of 'The Tragedy of the Commons' (1998)
     Robert Stavins, Environmental Economics (2004) (a brief survey) -- his home page and blog
     Peter Huber, Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists  (2000) (includes
            magazine and newspaper columns by Huber on environmental policy and a nice links page)
     Bjorn Lomborg is the author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist."  A former Greenpeace member, Lomborg "challenges widely held beliefs that the world environmental situation is getting worse" and "documents that the world has actually improved."  He concludes "that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism," "stresses the need for clear-headed prioritization of resources to tackle real, not imagined, problems," and "offers a non-partisan evaluation that serves as a useful corrective to the more alarmist accounts favored by campaign groups and the media.")  The Cambridge University Press website for the book is here.  Lomborg's personal website is here.   The Copenhagen Consensus Center "analyzes the world's greatest challenges and identifies cost efficient solutions to meeting these challenges."   The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis highlighted the Copenhagen Concensus in its 2005 Annual Report.

    Terry Anderson, You Have to Admit Its Getting Better: From Economic Prosperity to Environmental Quality (2004)

    Jonathan Adler's home page (Case Western environmental law professor)      

    The Pacific Research Institute's environmental studies program last published its "Almanac of Environmental Trends" in 2011.  See also its 2004 Index of Leading Environmental Indicators 

    The Association of Environmental & Resource Economists  (great links pages)  
    Environmental Economics blog has a nice list of links and an environmental economics blogroll.
    SSRN's environmental economics database    Harvard's Environmental Economics Program  

    N.C. State's Center for Environmental and Resource Economics Policy

     U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- its National Center for Environmental Economics
     U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental & Natural Resources Division
     U.S. Department of the Interior
     U.S. Bureau of Land Management
     Alabama Department of Environmental Management   

     for a local take on things, see Bama Environmental News   

Richard L. Stroup, Eco-nomics: What Everyone Should Know About Economics and the Environment (Cato Institute, 2003), paperback, $ 9.95 - for more info, click here
Nick Hanley, Jason F. Shogren and Ben White, Introduction to Environmental Economics (Oxford U. Press, 2d ed, 2013), paperback, $ 64.95 - for more info, click here   


H.  Legal Process
(summers) -- Click here.
 **  MCL students: CLICK HERE for more links em portugues, espanol, English.

I.  Analytical Methods for Lawyers (summers)
        See also on my main links page,
            section VIII.A7 for materials on game theory and experimental economics
            section VIII.A1 and VIII.A2 for materials on basic microeconomic theory
            section VIII.B for materials on economic analysis of law
            section VIII.A6 for materials on statistics
        Stephen Bainbridge, First, Kill All the Transactional Lawyers? (2007)
        Deals homepage at the Columbia Law School
                Victor Fleischer, Deals, 2002 Columbia Business Law Review 475
        Victor Fleischer's Home Page at U of Colorado
        Syllabi of bizecon courses at UCLA
                Professor Klein's course, Contractual Arranagements in Business (1997)
        Business Law & Policy Program at UCLA Law School
        MIT economics graduate course in Advanced Contract Theory
        Fundamentalfinance.com ("personal finance and economics")
        Wharton Finance and Investment Research
        Encyclopedia of Finance
        Finance teaching web page from Prof. Aswath Damodaran of the NYU business school
        Market Movers finance blog
        Jim Garven Weblog re "risk management, insurance, and finance"
        RiskProf blog on "liability law and economics" from Martin Grace at Georgia State U.
 

J.  Freedom, Prosperity, and Faith (Samford undergraduate, spring 2001)
 

K.  Undergraduate honors seminar on the Scottish Enlightenment (spring 2010 & spring 2005)

L.  Law and Economics (Econ 430, Samford undergraduate) 


M.  Introduction to Jurisprudence (Political Science 444,  Samford undergraduate, spring 2012)