Professor Frank B. Cross, J.D.

Professor Frank B. Cross
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Harvard Law School
There are generally considered to be four legal requirements for contract. These are agreement, consideration, capacity and legality.
Professor Frank B. Cross is Professor in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at The University of Texas at Austin and a former attorney with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. He earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. At Texas, Professor Cross has taught undergraduate classes, MBA classes, and executive-education courses in aspects of the legal environment in business. He has been honored as the nation's outstanding professor by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He was recognized as a top teacher by the Business Week guide to MBA programs. Professor Cross has authored many publications, including more than 30 articles in journals of law, science, policy, and management. He has published four textbooks for business law classes, as well as several other academic books. Professor Cross serves on the editorial boards of four journals, including the American Business Journal.

"Professor Cross presents an excellent mixture of basic definitions and what the laws say with real-life examples; and does so in an engaging style that is peppered with humor so that the lectures are informative, entertaining, and fly by in no time."