Constitutional Law

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Gregory Maggs,Peter Smith

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628103083

Category: Law

Page: 1452

View: 9811

The third edition of the casebook, which is suitable either for a one- or two-semester course, strives to make constitutional law easily teachable and readily accessible for students. The authors have selected the cases very carefully and provided extensive excerpts of the opinions so that students get a good sense of the Court's reasoning. Text boxes call the students' attention to important aspects of each opinion, and the book is filled with introductions, points for discussion, hypotheticals, and executive summaries. The authors present a diversity of views on every subject, and, reflecting some of their own disagreements, the authors have written point-counterpoint discussions on many disputed questions.

Criminal Law

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Russell Weaver,Catherine Hancock

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683289470

Category: Criminal law

Page: 898

View: 5491

This state-of the-art casebook is both easy and fun to use. It is designed to give you the basis for an enjoyable, comprehensive learning experience for your students, providing you with the sort of piquing materials that should prompt interested and insightful classroom discussion. The focus here is on teachability, rather than encyclopedic coverage of the field. Many modern, cutting-edge cases and related features are included, as well as the classic decisions, making it possible for you to show students the most current issues in the law as well as the traditional doctrinal underpinnings of this area. Numerous problem-style hypotheticals are also included throughout, serving to stimulate and encourage thought and discussion but also to help you focus your students on practice-oriented, analytical skills. The book also contains updated cases that bring the book entirely up-to-date.

Evidence

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Sydney Aaron Beckman,Susan Crump,Fred Galves

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 965

View: 5313

Evidence: A Contemporary Approach is the latest addition in a new breed of casebook. This book provides a comprehensive, engaging and effective treatment of evidence presented in a clear and concise format that is accessible and engaging to students. The casebook features a novel visual display and layout that uses text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, useful information for students, and questions to provoke thought. A major distinguishing feature of the book is its inclusion of an accompanying electronic version with extensive hyperlinking to Westlaw versions of legal materials, Black's Law Dictionary definitions, supplementary online resources, and more.

Administrative Law

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Andrew Popper,Gwendolyn McKee,Anthony Varona,Mark Niles,Philip Harter,Frank Pasquale

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634598873

Category:

Page: 277

View: 3683

As a part of our CasebookPlus offering, you'llreceive the print book along with lifetime digital access to the eBook.Additionally you'll receive 12-month online access to the Learning Librarywhich includes quizzes tied specifically to your book, an outline starter anddigital access to leading study aids in that subject and the Gilbert®Law Dictionary. The included study aids are Administrative Law and Processin a Nutshell, Administrative Law Concepts and Insights and an AdministrativeLaw Concise Hornbook. The redemption code will be shipped to you with the book. Since 2010, the Court has been busy clarifying, expanding, modifying, and redefining fundamental components of administrative law. This new edition presents 13 of these cases and 200 other notes bringing students and faculty up-to-date in this dynamic field. Tucked within the core of the traditional curricular structure are King (the Affordable Care Act),Obergefell (same-sex marriage), Free Enterprise Fund (yet another case on presidential removal power), Canning (recess appointments), Mack Truck (good cause exception),Arlington (the capacity of agencies to define their authority), Stern (on non-Article III courts) and much more. The result is a readable and straightforward casebook, coupled with hundreds of summary boxes and hypotheticals.

Property

A Contemporary Approach

Author: JOHN. COLETTA SPRANKLING (RAYMOND.),Raymond Coletta

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634606509

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4400

This casebook is designed to introduce property law to 21st century law students. It presents the core concepts of property law in a streamlined format that is clear and easy to understand, while maintaining the intellectual challenge of the subject. The book covers the standard property topics with a blend of familiar and modern cases selected to appeal to today's students. It also includes sections on intellectual property and environmental law. As with other books in the Interactive Casebook Series, the accompanying electronic version allows students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles, and other materials in the Westlaw database. In addition, the electronic version includes over 200 photographs, maps, diagrams, original documents, and audio clips that help students understand the case materials, together with more than 300 multiple choice questions and answers so that students can assess their progress.

Criminal Law

Author: Russell Heaton

Publisher: Blackstone Press

ISBN: 9781841742724

Category: Criminal law

Page: 455

View: 7309

Given the enormity of the task that faces the average law student, it is no wonder that many students experience extreme difficulty during their undergraduate studies. They are faced with complex legal arguments, illogical structures and confusing facts, none of which make learning the law easy. The Blackstones study packs have been developed to overcome these difficulties making the law accessible for all levels of students.

Professional Responsibility

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Russell Pearce,Renee Knake,Sung Kim,Bruce Green,Peter Joy,Ellen Murphy,Laurel Terry

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634600163

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1543

In Print and Online, Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach offers a comprehensive, challenging, and engaging treatment of the law and ethics of lawyers' work, including professionalism, in a modern and accessible format. Faculty have the option of using the casebook as an innovative paper text or as the foundation for a computer interactive pedagogy that features thought-provoking online components, including internet links and multiple choice assessment problems on CasebookPlus™ to satisfy ABA formative assessment requirements. Each chapter features learning outcomes, and most chapters include audio-links to mini-lectures by the authors to explain difficult concepts.

Torts, a Contemporary Approach

Author: MEREDITH. TURNER DUNCAN (RONALD. BAHADUR, RORY.),Rory Bahadur

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640200708

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8677

This casebook is organized to facilitate the study of law in the first year of law school with a focus on the study of tort law in particular. The text begins with an overview of tort law, pointing out distinctions between tort law and other types of law. It then covers intentional torts, negligence actions, and strict liability, covering all topics in detail. The materials presented build on foundational principles by exploring more advanced tort subjects such as nuisance, products liability, and defamation and privacy law. This versatile textbook includes classic cases as well as contemporary cases relevant to today's students. In addition to having discussion questions and hypotheticals throughout, the text also includes graphics illustrating many of the principles covered throughout the text. The text is available in both hardbound and electronic format and features Internet links for the student's use.

Federal Income Tax, a Contemporary Approach

Author: SAMUEL A. DONALDSON,Donald Tobin

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634604901

Category:

Page: 1100

View: 6867

Completely updated to reflect the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Third Edition of Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach continues its successful integration of several modern platforms to introduce students to the federal income taxation of individuals. As before, the book takes three passes through the system, each in increasing detail. The first pass, in two short chapters, introduces the basic structure of the federal income tax through the computation of taxable income. It lets students see the overall structure early in their study and gives context to new concepts as they are introduced. The second pass, consuming two larger chapters, walks through the concepts of gross income and deductions, respectively. The final pass, consuming seven chapters, then builds on the material from the first four chapters, considering exclusions, timing issues, characterization, and advanced discussion of property transactions, personal expenses, dual-use expenses, and tax shelters. The text includes dozens of review questions, hundreds of self-assessment questions, and nearly 100 detailed problems for class discussion, all of which require students to apply Code and Regulation provisions to real-life fact patterns. The book also includes links to several instructional videos to reinforce student comprehension. Like other titles in the Interactive Casebook Series, the accompanying electronic version gives student immediate access to cited cases, statutes, and articles.

Contracts

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Christina L. Kunz,Carol L. Chomsky

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314283078

Category: Law

Page: 1287

View: 5710

This casebook helps students learn more effectively by providing questions to induce critical reading of and thinking about the course material. Appropriately-situated text boxes provide supplemental information to expand understanding. With better advance preparation, students start class at a more sophisticated level and proceed more easily to deeper analysis. The material is presented in a visually engaging manner, and the accompanying electronic version links directly to cited sources. Restatement, UCC, CISG, and UNIDROIT provisions appear in text, eliminating the need for a statutory supplement. In addition to class cases foundational in the development of many contracts concepts, the book includes highly teachable new cases chosen because they address current issues and modern business practices. "Practice Pointers" provide a transactional focus by exploring practical implications of legal doctrine. The book includes many problems, both essay and multiple-choice.

Federal Courts

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Donald L. Doernberg,Evan Tsen Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314283689

Category: Law

Page: 1276

View: 1971

The text is largely structured as before, but offers new teaching/learning possibilities because of the interactive features. There has been major restructuring of Chapters 1 (Justiciability) and 11 (Habeas Corpus) to make them more teachable. Chapter 3 reflects changes in the Court's approach to federal-question jurisdiction, with Merrell Dow fading into the background, replaced by Grable and Gunn v. Minton. The text also includes the two significant standing cases decided at the very end of the October 2012 Term: Hollingsworth v. Perry and Windsor v. United States.

Civil Procedure

A Contemporary Approach, Revised

Author: A. Spencer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634592727

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2160

The Revised 4th Edition of Civil Procedure: A Contemporary Approach is updated with references to the impending 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as case law developments since the 2014 publication date of the Fourth Edition. Major recent case law developments included in this revised edition consist of decisions from the Supreme Court addressing personal jurisdiction (Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846 (2011), J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, 131 S. Ct. 2780 (2011), and Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014)), federal question jurisdiction (Gunn v. Minton, 133 S. Ct. 1059 (2013)), removal of class actions (Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles, 133 S. Ct. 1345 (2013)), change of venue and forum-selection clauses (Atl. Marine Constr. Co., Inc. v. U.S. Dist. Court for W. Dist. of Texas, 134 S. Ct. 568 (2013) [now a principal case]), class certification (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), Amgen Inc. v. Conn. Ret. Plans & Trust Funds, 133 S. Ct. 1184 (2013)), class arbitration waivers (AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011) and American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 133 S. Ct. 2304 (2013)), and offers of judgment (Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013)). Regarding the impending 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, this revised edition makes reference to them in the text where appropriate. The changes include the "Duke Rules" package, which alters Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33 and 34 to make proportionality a main component of the scope of discovery, to eliminate access to subject matter discovery, require early discussions regarding preservation and privilege protection, permit early document requests, and shorten the time permitted to issue scheduling orders and to achieve service of process. The amendment to Rule 37 codifies an approach to preservation and spoliation that favors curative measures unless there is intentional spoliation, in which case more severe sanctions such as adverse inference instructions or dismissal become available. This edition also fully incorporates recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and to Title 28 of the U.S. Code, including the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 and the 2013 amendment to Rule 45 (subpoenas). Finally, the Revised Fourth Edition integrates references to online assessment tools in the Casebook Plus platform. These consist of a bank of 200 multiple-choice questions that provide comprehensive assessment of the topics covered in this book, with detailed feedback consisting of explanations for both correct and incorrect responses. This feature provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the material actively as the course progresses and permits students and professors to determine the extent to which the material is being learned.

Global Competition Law and Economics

Author: Einer Elhauge,Damien Geradin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317677

Category: Law

Page: 1324

View: 4845

This is the second edition of the acclaimed text on global antitrust law. With markets becoming increasingly global, mergers requiring approval in several different jurisdictions, cartels in one nation affecting supply in others, and countries increasingly entering into treaties with each other about the content or enforcement of competition laws, antitrust law is now a truly global phenomenon. Modern antitrust law is also different because it now reflects an increasingly economic approach to analysing antitrust and competition policy. This innovative work is the only truly comparative and economically sophisticated casebook on the market. Addressed to students from all jurisdictions having competition laws, this casebook provides an in-depth analysis of the two major global antitrust regimes in the world, as well as a summary of selected national antitrust laws. As such it will also serve as a useful reference for practitioners, competition officials and policy-makers interested in competition law. In the four years since the first edition, the increased globalization of antitrust law has continued apace. China, the world's third largest economy after the EU and US, has adopted an antitrust law and other nations have modified and modernized their antitrust regimes. The EU has adopted a new EU Treaty, new EU guidelines on abuse of dominance, new EU guidelines on non-horizontal mergers, and new EU regulations and guidelines on vertical agreements. In the US there have been important new Supreme Court cases (the 2009 Linkline and 2010 American Needle decisions) and the appearance of a new economic approach in the revised 2010 U.S. Merger Guidelines. This new edition expands and updates the pioneering approach of the first edition, addressing new developments not only in the US and EU, but also in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, South Africa, and South Korea, with expanded coverage of China's new antitrust law, and the antitrust laws of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. Praise for the first edition '...worthy of considerable praise...contains a vast collection of well-chosen material taking in a wide span of both antitrust and merger law issues. It is well written and clear throughout, particularly on the economic concepts, and provides incisive commentary and questions which inspire further study.' Peter Whelan, Cambridge Law Journal 'Enlightened law professors and law schools will best serve their students not by teaching national competition law but by adopting Global Competition Law and Economics...an excellent book for introductory courses in comparative competition law at either a graduate or undergraduate level.' Okeoghene Odudu, Common Market Law Review '...the best four-and-a-half centimetres of shelf-space that I have seen devoted to competition law and policy issues for a very long time†?.' Yvonne van Roy, New Zealand Law Journal 'Free from the ideologically-driven perspective that can affect other antitrust casebooks, this is also the first casebook organized from inception with an eye directly on the global context...this book may be used in a classroom in Europe just as it will be used in the U.S. The result is a highly welcome contribution to the evolution of competition studies.' Judge Douglas Ginsburg '...this book is the only one on the market that is extremely well suited for use in a comparative antitrust law class...an extraordinarily teachable book that contains everything you might want to present...Finally, the comparative antitrust field has a standard textbook to use. And a wonderful standard it is.' Robert H Lande, University of Baltimore Law School

Criminal Procedure

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Russell Weaver,Steve Friedland

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640200876

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 459

This state-of the-art casebook is both easy and fun to use. It is designed to give you the basis for an enjoyable, comprehensive learning experience for your students, providing you with the sort of piquing materials that should prompt interested and insightful classroom discussion. The focus here is on teachability, rather than encyclopedic coverage of the field. The classic Supreme Court opinions are included, as well as numerous problem-style hypotheticals that are based on the facts of cutting-edge lower court rulings. The casebook also uses text boxes inside the judicial opinions to pose questions for class discussion, provide practice pointers, and share useful links to information about the history and impact of the decisions. This mixed presentation of traditional doctrines and debates about current legal issues allows your students to hone their analytical skills, as they learn to construct the arguments of today's prosecutors and defense counsel in criminal procedure litigation. As with other books in the Interactive Casebook series, an accompanying electronic version allows students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles, and other materials in the Westlaw database.

Copyright

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Robert Brauneis,Roger E. Schechter

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683285557

Category: Copyright

Page: 1210

View: 1474

This Interactive Casebook provides a comprehensive, thoroughly updated, and provocative introduction to copyright doctrine, policy and the contemporary controversies that animate the field. Numerous call-out boxes provide direct links to a wealth of on-line resources including audio and video clips of the work at issue in many of the included cases. Short essays interspersed throughout the volume -- called "Copyright in the Real World" -- link the material in the cases and notes to everyday scenarios with which you will be familiar. The second edition utilizes the CasebookPlus(tm) platform, providing you with digital access to self-assessments, written by the authors, that provide helpful explanations, a personal outline starter, and digital access to additional study resources, including Gilbert Law Dictionary. The included study aids are Copyright Law (Concepts and Insights Series), Principles of Copyright Law (Concise Hornbook Series), and Copyright Law in a Nutshell.

Evidence

Author: Howard S. Becker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022646637X

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 5379

Howard S. Becker is a master of his discipline. His reputation as a teacher, as well as a sociologist, is supported by his best-selling quartet of sociological guidebooks: Writing for Social Scientists, Tricks of the Trade, Telling About Society, and What About Mozart? What About Murder? It turns out that the master sociologist has yet one more trick up his sleeve—a fifth guidebook, Evidence. Becker has for seventy years been mulling over the problem of evidence. He argues that social scientists don’t take questions about the usefulness of their data as evidence for their ideas seriously enough. For example, researchers have long used the occupation of a person’s father as evidence of the family’s social class, but studies have shown this to be a flawed measure—for one thing, a lot of people answer that question too vaguely to make the reasoning plausible. The book is filled with examples like this, and Becker uses them to expose a series of errors, suggesting ways to avoid them, or even to turn them into research topics in their own right. He argues strongly that because no data-gathering method produces totally reliable information, a big part of the research job consists of getting rid of error. Readers will find Becker’s newest guidebook a valuable tool, useful for social scientists of every variety.

Corporations

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Alan R. Palmiter,Frank Partnoy

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314284044

Category: Law

Page: 1002

View: 8961

This book is an accessible text for a Corporation law course and one readily adaptable to a Business Associations course. The clear, accessible narrative that students love is now everywhere, not just in selected sections. A new and updated online companion site includes Power Points, class outlines, quizzes and other materials. The second edition includes key updates on cases and legal concepts, including Citizens United, Dodd-Frank and say-on-pay. The "other entities" materials are flexible so professors can customize, large or small.

Investigative Criminal Procedure

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Sam Kamin,Ricardo J. Bascuas

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314285461

Category: Law

Page: 994

View: 9956

This book provides a comprehensive overview of modern and historical understandings of the pre-trial rights guaranteed by the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Rather than focusing on holdings, it focuses on concepts and rationales. Carefully edited majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions convey the development of criminal constitutional law, exposing recurring themes and ideas across cases and over the decades. The Supreme Court's classic and recent cases are organized around a politically agnostic conceptual approach, allowing students to grasp competing theories for understanding the key concepts underlying searches and seizures, interrogations, and the exclusionary rules. "Points for Discussion" following each case focus students on the points of contention among the justices, facilitating class preparation. The included online version links to historical materials and legal sources on Westlaw® and the Internet.

Administrative Law

Author: John M. Rogers,Michael P. Healy,Ronald J. Krotoszynski

Publisher: Aspen Coursebook

ISBN: 9781454878780

Category: Law

Page: 888

View: 3939

When you purchase a new version of this casebook from the LIFT Program, you receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. Now available in an interactive study center, Examples & Explanations offer hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics covered in class. Starting July 1, 2017, if your new casebook purchase does not come with an access code on the inside cover of the book, please contact Wolters Kluwer customer service. The email address and phone number for customer service are on the copyright page, found within the first few pages, of your casebook. For instructors who prefer a case-oriented approach, the fourth edition of Administrative Law is a case-rich text that focuses on the core issues in administrative law. Lightly-edited cases preserve the feel of reading entire opinions and include facts, content, full analyses, and citations. Introductory material and questions following the cases focus students' reading and stimulate class discussion. Keystone cases introduce important themes and topics, and helpful notes facilitate keen understanding of legal doctrines. 'Theory Applied' sections at the conclusion of major parts offer teachers an opportunity to evaluate students' grasp of the materials in new factual and legal contexts. This flexible, easily teachable text is designed for a 3-unit course, yet its self-contained parts can be taught in any order. Key Features: Addition of important, recent U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit Court decisions, including: Kerry v. Din, 135 S. Ct. 2128 (2015) Williams v. Pennsylvania, 136 S. Ct. 1899 (2016) Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass'n, 135 S. Ct. 1135 (2014) Texas v. United States, 809 F. 3d 134 (5th Cir. 2015) City of Arlington v. FCC, 133 S. Ct. 1863 (2013) National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, 134 S. Ct. 2550 (2014) Wellness International Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, 135 S. Ct. 1932 (2015) Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads,135 S. Ct. 1225 (2015) Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, 133 S. Ct. 1326 (2013) Lexmark Int'l, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 1377 (2014) T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell, 135 S. Ct. 808 (2015) King v. Burwell, 135 S. Ct. 2480 (2015) United States Army Corps Of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., 136 S. Ct. 1807 (2016) Heartland Plymouth Court MI, LLC, v. National Labor Relations Board (D.C. Cir. 2016) Revised and expanded notes and discussion materials addressing contemporary issues in Administrative Law, including: due process in the administrative setting formalities of administrative rulemaking and adjudication modification of agency interpretations and interpretive rulemaking delegation of authority to private entities recess appointments political influence of agency policy standing and judicial deference Lightly-edited cases, similar to reading entire opinions, including facts, content, full analyses, and citations Helpful Notes and �Theory Applied� sections, built to enrich students' understanding of legal doctrines, introduce important themes and topics, and allow for systematic review of major concepts.

Remedies

A Contemporary Approach

Author: Russell Weaver,W. Cardi,Michael Kelly,David Partlett

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634604451

Category:

Page: 1200

View: 6644

A Better Way to Present Remedies This state-of the-art casebook is both easy and fun to use. It is designed to give you the basis for an enjoyable, comprehensive learning experience for your students, providing you with the sort of piquing materials that should prompt interested and insightful classroom discussion. The focus here is on teachability, rather than encyclopedic coverage of the field. Classic Supreme Court opinions are included, as well as numerous problem-style hypotheticals that are based on the facts of cutting-edge lower court rulings. The casebook also uses text boxes inside the judicial opinions to pose questions for class discussion, provide practice pointers, and share useful links to information about the history and impact of the decisions. This mixed presentation of traditional doctrines and debates about current legal issues allows your students to hone their analytical skills, as they learn to construct the arguments for todayâe(tm)s remedies cases. eBook and Learning Library- Lifetime digital access to a downloadable eBook, 12-month online access toself-assessment quizzes tied to the casebook, leading study aids, Gilbert® LawDictionary and an outline starter. Learning Library - 12-monthonline access to self-assessment quizzes tied to the casebook, leading studyaids, Gilbert® Law Dictionary and an outline starter.