Professor of Business Administration
Division of Business & Accountancy, Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501
(Work) (660) 785-4351
(Fax) (660) 785-7471
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Syllabus–Legal Environment of Business BSAD 234 [Adobe Acrobat PDF File]
Syllabus-Commercial Law BSAD 534[Adobe Acrobat PDF File]
Education Non-teaching Actitivies
Cats of Kirksville
Legal Environment of Business
Vertical Price Fixing
Microsoft’s Antitrust Problems
“Determining the Legality of Restraints of Trade: A Third Way?” with Steve Smith, forthcoming, Atlantic Law Review
“Maximum Vertical Price Fixing: Making the Rule ‘Right’?,” Midwest Law Review, Spring 2000, pp. 69-90. Should suppliers have the right to set prices for retailers–perhaps making it impossible for the retailer to stay in business?
“United States v. Microsoft: Tying v. Integration,” Academy of Legal Studies in Business, National Proceedings, 1998, p. 243. Should Microsoft’s web browser be considered to be part of its operating system or a separate product?(With Jim Turner): “Does an Operating System Vendor Have a Duty to Cooperate with its Competitors?” Jurimetrics (sponsored by the American Bar Assn. and Arizona State U., Summer, 1997, vol. 37, p. 355. This article deals with whether a monopolist (Microsoft) has a legal duty to provide fundamental information about its operating system (such as Windows 95 or NT) to its competitors who sell application software (such as word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).
“The Current Picture: Tying Agreements under Eastman Kodak v. Image Technical Services,” Midwest Law Review, 1994, p. xxx. This article deals with a Supreme Court case in which a photocopier company, Kodak, forced users to have their units serviced by Kodak instead of cheaper independent service companies. The Supreme Court held this to be an illegal tie under antitrust law.
Basketball (Kansas and the Bulldogs)
Baseball (in my younger days the Cardinals, later added the White Sox, later the A’s in KC, and finally-exclusively– the Royals-who seem permanently stuck in last place).
Football (the Chiefs, the Badgers, the Bulldogs)
“The Rise of State Antitrust Enforcement,” April 4, 1991, Midwest Business Law Assn., Chicago “Tying Contracts under Eastman Kodak”, March 27, 1992, Midwest Business Law Assn., Chicago
“The Current Picture of Tying Contracts,” March 26, 1993, Midwest Association of Legal Studies in Business
“Defining the Meaning of Group Boycott,” March 18, 1994, Midwest Association of Legal Studies in Business
“The Antitrust Exemption of Baseball: The Purposes of Competition,” March 30, 1995, Midwest Association of Legal Studies in Business
“Can a Computer Operating System Be an ‘Essential Facility’ under Antitrust Law?”, March 15, 1996, Midwest Association of Legal Studies in Business
“Should We Continue to Teach the Robinson-Patman Act?,” March 13, 1997, Midwest Association of Legal Studies in Businesses
“Maximum RPM: No Per Se Rule for Maximum Vertical Price Fixing” March 14, 1998, Midwest Association of Legal Studies in Business
“Assessment at Truman State University and in the Division of Business and Accountancy,” Continuous Improvements Seminar, AACSB, Dallas, Texas, September, 1998.
“The Supreme Court Further Refines the Concept of Per Se Group Boycotts: NYNEX Corp. v. Discon, Inc., Midwest Association of Legal Studies in Business, March 19, 1999
“United States v. Microsoft: the War Continues,” Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 2, 2000, Chicago, Illinois.
(With Steve Smith) “Determining the Legality of Restraints of Trade: A Third Way?,” Academy of Legal Studies in Business, August 2000.
“Advertising and Antitrust,” Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 9, 2001.
“U.S. v. Microsoft: The Latest Round,” Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 1, 2002.
“Revisions to Article 9 (Secured Transactions),” Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 13, 2003.
“Can State Student Loan Debt Be Discharged under Federal Bankruptcy Law,” Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, March 2004.
High School: Rockhurst High School (1966)
College: University of Kansas, B.A. in Economics and Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa (1971)
Graduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D. (1977) (law degree), Ph.D. (1979) majoring in philosophy (ethics) and minoring in law.
Limited Law Practice
Kirksville Community Betterment Council, 1978 – 1983; vice-chairperson, 1981; chairperson, 1982
Co-chair, election drive to create Adair County Library District
Chair, election drive to pass tax to support Adair Co. Library
Co-chair, Friends of the County of Adair Library, 1984; chair, 1985
Vice-President, Adair County Library Friends, 1986 – 1988
Kirksville Planning & Zoning Commission, 1985 – 1987
Newman Social Justice Committee, Presentations on “The Morality of War and Christianity”, March 1991 Vice-President, Mary Immaculate Church Parish Council, 1993
President, Mary Immaculate Church Parish Council, 1994
Member, Adair County Library Board, 1994 – 2002; President, Adair County Library Board 2001-2002
Undergraduate Council, 1978 – 1999
Faculty Senate, 1978 – present; Faculty Senate President, 2003-soon
Chairman Pro Tempore, Faculty Senate, 1981 – 1989
Chair, Undergraduate Council, 1991 – 1996
Chairman, Business Administration Curriculum Committee, 1979 – 1988
Chairperson, Committee A on Mission, North-Central Accreditation Self-Study, 1983-1984, 1993-1994
Member, Lyceum Committee, 1982 – 1997
Chair, Liberal Arts Assessment Committee, 1988 – 1989
Chair, University Portfolio Committee, 1990 – 1993
Member, Assessment Committee, 1991 – present
Member, Athletic Committee, 1990 – 1997
Member, NCATE Self-Study Subcommittee, 1990 – 1992, Higher Learning Commission Steering Comm., 2003-present
Member, Sexual Harassment Task Force, 1991 – 1992
Help Desk, Legal Advice to Students, 1991 – 1992