A Short & Happy Guide to Torts

Author: Roger E. Schechter

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277879

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 8045

In this concise book Professor Schechter, an award-winning teacher and prominent national bar lecturer has balanced brevity and humor with a clear, crisp and thorough review of basic Torts doctrine. His comprehensive survey includes not only thorough coverage of core topics such as negligence and strict products liability, but provides an overview of the economic and dignitary torts, damages issues, and vicarious liability as well. As the series title promises, the author has kept it short, and the book will make students happy.

A Short and Happy Guide to Property

Author: Paula A. Franzese

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314282415

Category: Law

Page: 147

View: 894

This efficient and effective Second Edition takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Professor Paula Franzese, a nationally renowned teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, recording system, zoning, and eminent domain and includes, in this expanded Second Edition, the top ten themes of Property law, the rule of capture, and the law of finders. Learn from this nine-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and become a property connoisseur!

A Short and Happy Guide to Contracts

Author: David G. Epstein,Bruce A. Markell,Lawrence Ponoroff

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277930

Category: Law

Page: 125

View: 549

This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Contracts will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. The authors have also infused the book with humor, believing there is nothing inconsistent between a rigorous academic experience and having a little fun. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has taught Contracts for decades. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing each critical aspect of the contract relationship, including, contract formation (offer and acceptance), enforcement (consideration and defenses), interpretation, performance, breach, and remedies.

A Short & Happy Guide to Constitutional Law

Author: Mark C. Alexander

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314286055

Category: Law

Page: 183

View: 1219

This efficient book takes the complex subject matter of Constitutional Law and makes it easier to understand and digest. World-renowned Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Alexander carefully explains the key concepts involved in Con Law and also brings it home with straightforward explanations of why you are reading and discussing the cases you are assigned every day. The subject matter runs the gamut from Marbury v. Madison and the structural side of the course to Due Process and Equal Protection. In addition, he provides exam-taking tips, and general words of guidance on how to make it through law school, and beyond, to a rewarding legal career.

A Short & Happy Guide to Evidence

Author: Sydney Beckman

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683289371

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 349

View: 8227

A Short & Happy Guide to Evidence takes a challenging subject and breaks it into manageable pieces that are easy to understand and digest. Using practical examples and humor, this book takes you through the most difficult, and most often tested, rules. After reading this book you will finally understand the Hearsay Rule. Flowcharts and graphics will assist the reader in a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence and how they interact with each other.

A Short and Happy Guide to Criminal Law

Author: Joseph Kennedy

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314287618

Category:

Page: 406

View: 9935

This book leaves newcomers to criminal law with what they need most: key concepts they can remember! Too many criminal law guides bury the novice in detailed rules when nine times out of ten mastery of the fundamental concepts is the key to success on the exam or in practice. Remembering these concepts is made easier by a "forest before the trees" organization and the use of quirky, often funny examples that stick the concepts to the reader's memory. Bonus chapters offer valuable tips for students on how to succeed in the study of the law. You'll laugh and learn. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.

Franzese's a Short and Happy Guide to the Law of Sales

Author: Paula Franzese

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314279880

Category:

Page: N.A

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Learn the UCC from a master teacher. Professor Paula A. Franzese, featured in What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press), is the ten-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and the creator and editor of the Short and Happy Guide series. This efficient and concise volume sets forth clear rules and techniques for mastering the elements of contract formation, content, performance, breach and remedies. Complex topics such as the battle of the forms, the statute of frauds, the parol evidence rule, excuse doctrine, warranties, buyer's remedies and seller's remedies are presented in straightforward, easy to understand terms. The examples are fun and engaging, and the checklists and summaries contained at the beginning and end of each chapter are priceless study tools. Read this book and become a Code connoisseur and legal ninja! Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.

The Forms and Functions of Tort Law

Author: Kenneth S. Abraham

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 285

View: 5506

The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, The Forms and Functions of Tort Law covers all the major cases and issues in the standard torts course, sharing Professor Abraham?s scholarly insights developed over 25 years of teaching. This analytical text addresses the cases and analyzes their implications, presenting the law of torts within a curricular context and covering the materials that law students are likely to encounter in a variety of courses. The straightforward, readable text in this paperback addresses both rules and policy and presents topics in a way that helps students grapple with the issues more effectively. Organized in the traditional manner, topics covered include intentional torts, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, strict liability, nuisance, products liability, damages, tort reform, invasion of privacy, defamation, misrepresentation, and the economic interference torts. Each chapter stands on its own, making the book ideal for use as a classroom text as well as for self-directed reading by students.

A Short & Happy Guide to the Rule

The Little Book on Perpetuities

Author: Donald Gjerdingen

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640201361

Category: Perpetuities

Page: 170

View: 1135

Most students view the Rule against Perpetuities as the most difficult rule in law school. Moreover, the Rule is still covered on MBE for Property and MEE for Wills and Trusts and yet few student-centered resources exist. The Little Book on Perpetuities fills this gap. An ideal subject for self-study, this guide covers all key parts of the Rule, including problems for self-testing. It presents the Rule in its historical context but in a fun, engaging, and accessible way that is simple and clear for students to use. It can be used for Property classes, as well as Wills & Trusts and can supplement a casebook or be used as a separate, self-continued unit. Coverage includes: the common-law Rule and all the famous classics traps; modern statutory reforms, including the new generations-based rule by the Restatement Third of Property; recent efforts by some states to abolish the Rule; and the history and policies of the Rule.

A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer

Author: Kenney F. Hegland,Paul D. Bennett

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314278791

Category: Law

Page: 117

View: 4781

This is a friendly and helpful companion for clinical students and new lawyers as they venture forth. Among its topics are solving problems, telling stories, coping with lies and mistakes, interviewing and counseling clients, investigating and negotiating cases, writing legal memos, making oral arguments and trying lawsuits. Kenney Hegland introduced many to legal education with The Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell. Paul Bennett is a well known clinician. There are many fine books focusing on specific lawyering skills; this one is unique: it covers, in 115 pages, a lot of them. It's a wonderful review of the trees and a needed overview of the forest. It's quite readable: short and happy, quick and funny. Dollars to donuts, this book will be your students' favorite, the one they will take with them. You will be even more popular.

Short and Happy Guide to Business Contracts

Author: Rachel Barnett

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640200722

Category: Contracts

Page: 224

View: 9200

Let's get to the point. We have all signed contracts without really understanding what was written on the paper. However, there is no reason to be intimidated by fancy legal language as anyone can master common terms found in nearly all business contracts. Written by an experienced lawyer, the Short & Happy Guide to Business Contracts explains everyday contract terms and makes them easy to understand. This book is the first of its kind to reveal exactly how practitioners review and mark up contracts from start to finish. Short & Happy does not bore you with legal theory, but rather focuses on understanding how contracts are negotiated in the real world. This guide covers topics including payment terms, limitations of liability, representations and warranties, indemnification, term and termination, confidentiality (NDAs), data security and privacy, as well as many others. Short & Happy contains a simple roadmap to negotiate terms and avoid common pitfalls like an experienced practitioner.

A Short and Happy Guide to the MPRE

Author: Leah Christensen

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634603478

Category:

Page: 141

View: 567

This Short and Happy Guide is meant to provide students with the essential concepts and overarching themes that are most frequently tested on the MPRE. The Guide covers the rules of professional responsibility giving students the best introduction they can have as they begin their exam preparation. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.

Short and Happy Guide to Federal Income Taxation

Author: Joel Newman

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683281023

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4179

A pleasant stroll through the thickets of the basic law school income tax course. Newman addresses all of the usual suspects, including income, deductions, capital gains, and timing. There are photos of narrow Amsterdam canal houses, an English building with bricked up windows, and a short-tailed dog, to show how tax laws can change just about everything. Also, there are photos of some outrageous ABBA costumes, presumably tax-deductible because they couldn't possibly wear them at home. Finally, there is a series of applications of basic tax principles to some of your favorite fairy tales.

Understanding Torts

Author: John L. Diamond,Lawrence C. Levine,Anita Bernstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781531009755

Category: Torts

Page: 406

View: 7590

A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student

A Daily Companion for Law School, Practice and Life

Author: Paula A. Franzese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314291073

Category: Law

Page: 275

View: 6702

A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student is a must-read whenever worry or doubt creep in. In this volume you will find essential wisdom for the study of law and life. Learn from the unprecedented ten-time recipient of the Professor of the Year award how to be your best in and out of class, how to prepare for exams, how to succeed on exams, how to put your best foot forward in a job interview, how to find teachers to inspire you, what to do in classes that leave you uninspired, how to cope with stress and how to create value in everything you do.

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510637

Category: Law

Page: 152

View: 2354

The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Understanding Civil Procedure

Author: Gene R. Shreve,Peter Raven-Hansen

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327189894

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 2926

This well-established treatise is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. It also reflects the authors' belief that students of civil procedure can understand and appreciate complex principles when they are clearly presented; teaching civil procedure does not require dumbing it down. The authors use the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as a model, but they also refer to different state rules and doctrines where appropriate in order to present a representative cross-section of state models. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.

Acing Tort Law

Author: Shubha Ghosh

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683288183

Category: Torts

Page: 214

View: 9550

This study aid features an innovative method of content organization. It uses a checklist format to lead students through questions they need to ask to fully evaluate the legal problem they are trying to solve. It also synthesizes the material in a way that most students are unable to do on their own, and assembles the different issues, presenting a clear guide to procedural analysis that students can draw upon when writing their exams. Other study aids provide sample problems, but none offers the systematic approach to problem solving found in this book combined with concise analytical summaries of the leading issues in tort law.