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Robert Bennett

Professor of Business Law Marketing, Management - LSB
Robert Bennett

rbennett@butler.edu
317-940-9502

Robert B. Bennett, Jr. is a Professor of Business Law in the Lacy School of Business at Butler University. He is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Georgia Law School and is licensed to practice in Indiana and North Carolina. He is a Past President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and former Editor‑in‑Chief of the Journal of Legal Studies Education. As a professor at Butler, he has taught Legal Environment of Business, Business Law, Business Ethics, International Law, Sustainability in Institutions, Modernizing & Contemporary Europe, Change & Tradition, Leadership London, Religion and the Corporation, Public Policies Toward Business, and Business in the European Union. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Helsinki School of Economics, Zeppelin University, and SRH Hochschule in Heidelberg. Prior to coming to Butler, he spent 11 years in the private practice of law in the Charlotte, North Carolina, firm of Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.(now Offit/Kurman), where he earned an AV professional practice rating from Martindale Hubbell, and spent 4 years as Of Counsel to Sommer & Barnard(now Taft/Indianapolis).

 

He is the author or presenter of more than eighty books, articles, speeches, or presentations before academic and professional audiences, primarily on topics relating to real property, contracts, and jury decision-making, six of which have won awards. His publications include:  Robert B. Bennett, Jr., A Sustainability Manifesto, 27 Midwest Law Journal 1 (Summer, 2017); Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Three Stories and Their Morals, 11 ATLANTIC LAW JOURNAL1 (2009); Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Trade Usage and Consequential Damages: the Implications for Just in Time Purchasing, 46 AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL179 (2009); Jordan H. Leibman, Robert B. Bennett, Jr., & Richard E. Fetter, The Effect of Lifting the Blindfold From Civil Juries Charged with Apportioning Damages in Modified Comparative Fault Cases:  An Empirical Study of the Alternatives,35 AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL 349 (1998); DAVID REITZEL, ROBERT B. BENNETT,JR., & MICHAEL GARRISON, AMERICAN LAW OF REAL ESTATE, SOUTH-WESTERNPUBLISHING (2002); Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Just-In-Time Purchasing and the Problem of Consequential Damages, 26 UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE LAW JOURNAL332 (1994); and Jordan H. Leibman, Robert B. Bennett, Jr., & Richard E. Fetter, Blindfolding Comparative Fault Juries on the Percentage of Negligence:  Should Indiana Follow the Lead of Illinois?  41 RES GESTAE 24 (May,1998).

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