Cases, Commentary, and Problems

Author: David A. Sklansky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454874694

Category: Law

Page: 840

View: 4520

A highly flexible casebook focusing on core concepts and central controversies in evidence law. With well-selected and tightly edited cases, this casebook offers thoroughly up-to-date coverage of technical and jurisprudential developments in scientific proof. Specifically, the fourth edition contains a dozen new cases while also dropping older material made redundant by the additions. The author has replaced the Supreme Court s confrontation decisions in Davis v. Washington and Michigan v. Bryant with the Court s 2015 decision in Clark v. Ohio. The Court s 2012 decision in Williams v. Illinois, regarding confrontation and expert witnesses, has replaced State v. Lewis. And Warger v. Shauers, the Court s 2014 decision applying Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), has pushed aside Tanner v. United States and People v. Fleiss.

Cases and Materials on Business Entities

Author: Eric A. Chiappinelli

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454898321

Category: Law

Page: 1008

View: 6543

Intended for the basic course in Business Organizations, Cases and Materials on Business Entities encompasses corporations, agency, partnership, and LLCs. Its extended coverage of alternative business entities distinguishes it from the more limited corporations-focused coverage of many business organizations texts. The author includes elaborate problems designed to help students become practice-ready as well as enhanced coverage of LLCs and principal cases that were decided within the last 20 years. The recipient of numerous teaching awards and a former clerk at the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District court, author Eric Chiappinelli has taught, written, and practiced extensively in business entities, corporate law, securities regulation, and civil procedure. Key Features: Over 20 new cases, including Shawe v. Elting (Del. 2017). All principal cases are less than 20 years old. Corporation chapters reflect MBCA (2016), and Partnership materials reflect UPA (2013). LLC chapter has been revised and updated. New materials on ultra vires and ultimate beneficiaries. New discussion of DGCL §§ 204 and 205 and MBCA (2016) Subchapter E (ratifying defective acts) New real-life examples: Kate Spade acquired by Coach and Toys “R” Us bankruptcy.

Casenote Legal Briefs

Evidence, Keyed to Sklansky's Evidence, 2nd Ed.

Author: Casenote Legal Briefs

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735571775

Category: Law

Page: 283

View: 3797

After your casebook, Casenote Legal Briefs will be your most important reference source for the entire semester. It is the most popular legal briefs series available, with over 140 titles, and is relied on by thousands of students for its expert case summaries, comprehensive analysis of concurrences and dissents, as well as of the majority opinion in the briefs. Casenote Legal Briefs Features: Keyed to specific casebooks by title/author Most current briefs available Redesigned for greater student accessibility Sample brief with element descriptions called out Redesigned chapter opener provides rule of law and page number for each brief Quick Course Outline chart included with major titles Revised glossary in dictionary format

Problems in Contract Law

Cases and Materials

Author: Charles L. Knapp,Nathan M. Crystal,Harry G. Prince

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454877316

Category: Law

Page: 1216

View: 8437

Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials, offers a balance of traditional and contemporary cases that reflect the development and complexity of contract law. Explanatory notes and text place classic and contemporary cases in their larger legal context. Questions and problem exercises bridge theory and practice. Adaptable for instructors with different teaching techniques, this successful book includes various perspectives and contractual settings and offers a highly intelligent, contemporary treatment of contract law. It can easily be used in teaching by traditional case analysis, through problem-based instruction, or using theoretical inquiry.

Entrepreneurship Law

Cases and Materials

Author: Stephen F. Reed,Esther S. Barron

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454819022

Category: Law

Page: 1161

View: 6348

Modern cases highlight the legal principles involving parties and situations that are entrepreneurial in nature in this one-of-a kind text. Students are presented with solid doctrine in the various disciplines covered in Entrepreneurship Law and come to understand their interrelatedness. A chronological approach, from the conception of the idea through all stages of the business, includes potential exit strategies such as the sale of the venture or an initial public offering. Hypotheticals based on the authors' vast experience as practicing attorneys focus on the very real issues entrepreneurs face. The authors teach at Northwestern Law, well-known for its entrepreneurship course, which is one of the longest-running in the U.S. Entrepreneurship Law: Cases and Materials is the only law school casebook of its kind. Features: modern cases highlight legal principles solid doctrine in the various disciplines covered in Entrepreneurship Law, emphasizing their interrelatedness chronological approach from the conception of the idea through all stages of the business, includes potential exit strategies such as sale of venture or initial public offering hypotheticals highlight actual issues entrepreneurs face informed by authors’ vast experience as practicing attorneys authors teach at Northwestern Law well-known entrepreneurship course one of the longest-running in the U.S. only law school casebook of its kind

American Constitutional Law

Powers and Liberties, 2018 Case Supplement

Author: Calvin R. Massey

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543805566

Category: Law

Page: 134

View: 645

American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties, 2018 Case Supplement

Social Justice

Professionals, Communities, and Law

Author: Martha R. Mahoney,John O. Calmore,Stephanie M. Wildman

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314926982

Category: Law

Page: 1195

View: 8890

This casebook provides materials on law, lawyers, and social justice and helps students understand the complicated relationship between law and activism. Now used in law school classrooms, clinics, and undergraduate courses, this text enriches students' view of the legal profession and stimulates them to think broadly about the roles of lawyers who work for social change. In three parts a system of lawyers, a system of law, and a system of politics the book provides both historic perspective and a modern blueprint. Students will explore the meaning of rights and the ways in which movements and lawyers defend existing rights and mobilize for new rights claims. The second edition preserves the organization and coverage of the popular first edition, with new notes, citations to recent literature, and excerpts that address cutting edge issues. Revisions and additions include recent federal reforms that reduce the burden of student loan repayment, work toward a right to counsel in civil cases, "low bono" legal services, the economic crisis and recession, Hurricane Katrina, the impact of foreclosures on inner cities, and gains and challenges in the struggle for equality for sexual minorities. The campaign for marriage equality provides new opportunities to address effective methods for achieving social change and the impact of temporary setbacks on movements, tactics, and law. Sections of the book are suitable for use in courses on professional responsibility, community lawyering, law and social change, and clinical skills.

The Law of Debtors and Creditors

Text, Cases, and Problems

Author: Elizabeth Warren,Jay Lawrence Westbrook,John A. E. Pottow,Katherine Porter

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9781454822387

Category: Law

Page: 1024

View: 7291

One of the leading casebooks in the field, The Law of Debtors and Creditorsfeatures forty problem sets with realistic questions a lawyer considers in confronting the statutory provisions for a bankruptcy case. Explanatory text throughout makes bankruptcy law accessible to students and easier to teach. The material is organized functionally--as a bankruptcy case would unfold--making the presentation logical and sensible. By separating consumer bankruptcy from business bankruptcy, professors can select the depth of coverage for each course. The Seventh Edition produces expanded coverage of business bankruptcy topics such as corporate governance in bankruptcy and bankruptcy sales. Discussion of over a half-dozen recent Supreme Court cases on bankruptcy includes Stern v. Marshall. Adjustments to teaching approach to means test and other 2005 amendment topics reflect existing law and practice and help students learn. Features: forty problem sets--featuring the realistic questions a lawyer considers in confronting the statutory provisions for a bankruptcy case explanatory text makes bankruptcy law accessible to students and easier to teach organized functionally, as a bankruptcy case would unfold--logical and sensible separates consumer bankruptcy from business bankruptcy provides greater clarity permits professors to select depth of coverage Thoroughly updated, the revised Seventh Edition presents: expanded coverage of business bankruptcy topics corporate governance in bankruptcy bankruptcy sales discussion of recent Supreme Court cases on bankruptcy, including Stern v. Marshall adjustments to teaching approach to means test and other 2005 amendment topics to reflect existing law and practice

Insurance Law and Practice

Cases, Materials, and Exercises

Author: Christopher French,Robert Jerry, II

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683287889


Page: 929

View: 6844

This casebook is the product of the authors' nearly sixty collective years of teaching and practicing Insurance Law. One of the authors has over two decades of experience litigating and trying insurance coverage claims, which means the casebook is written from both academic and practice-oriented perspectives. The casebook lends itself to teaching Insurance Law as a traditional 2- or 3-credit doctrinal course or as an experiential course because it includes numerous practice-oriented exercises that can be assigned throughout the course. The casebook covers traditional Insurance Law topics such as insurance contract formation and interpretation, insurance regulation, insurable interest, bad faith insurer breaches, property insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, commercial general liability insurance, claims made liability insurance, and auto insurance. In addition, unlike some Insurance Law casebooks, this casebook includes sections on choice of law, personal and advertising liability coverage for intentional torts and intellectual property infringement claims, proofs of loss, examinations under oath, efficient proximate cause, ensuing loss clauses, anti-concurrent causation exclusions, and business interruption insurance.

An Analytical Approach To Evidence

Text, Problems and Cases

Author: Ronald Jay Allen,Eleanor Swift,David S. Schwartz,Michael S. Pardo

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876085

Category: Law

Page: 1069

View: 5298

An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases, Sixth Edition is a problem-based Evidence casebook that presents the Federal Rules of Evidence in context, illuminates the rulesand’ underlying theories and perspectives, and provides a fully updated and systematic account of the law. The material is presented primarily through straightforward explanatory text. Lively discussion and interesting problems (rather than numerous appellate case excerpts) engage students in understanding the principles, policies, and debates that surround evidence law. Hallmark features of An Analytical Approach to Evidence: Text, Problems, and Cases: An opening transcript from an actual criminal law case illustrates how evidence is admitted and excluded in practiceand—Chapter Two on the trial process can be taught with the transcript or separately A wide range of real-world problems exposes students to the depth and complexity of the Rules of Evidence Every chapter addresses basic rules interpretation, essential policy, and connects theory to practice Teacherand’s Manual includes sample syllabi for both 4- and 3-credit courses, transition guide for each chapter, teaching guidance, and answers to all the problems in the book Thoroughly updated, the Sixth Edition presents: New co-author Alex Stein (Cardozo), who has published widely in areas of evidence, economic analysis of law, and general legal theory, and brings a wealth of expertise to the sixth edition Discussion of fundamental moral questions Discussion of allocation of authority between judges and juries Rulesand’ effects on both primary (non-litigation) and litigation behavior Additional pedagogical elements, format redesign, and simplifying notes/questions to increase appeal to students (without sacrificing intellectual sophistication) New assessment problems with answers allow students to test themselves and prepare for exams

Nanotechnology Law and Policy

Cases and Materials

Author: Victoria Sutton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594607516

Category: Law

Page: 519

View: 4893

Nanotechnology Law and Policy includes an examination of the scope of nanotechnology as a science and as a commercialized application of science, and the legal, regulatory and policy aspects of this emerging technology. There are still only a few cases about nanotechnology, but laws and ordinances specifically addressing nanotechnology continue to develop. At the federal level, federal agencies have developed policy statements on how they expect to approach the regulation of nanotechnology in their jurisdictional areas, and some agencies such as EPA and FDA are well into the aspect of regulation of nanotechnology applying existing statutory and regulatory frameworks. This comprehensive book will be accompanied by an instructor s guide with teaching materials.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Concise Edition

Author: Lisa G. Lerman,Philip G. Schrag

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897597

Category: Law

Page: 736

View: 6817

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Concise Fourth Edition is the briefer version of Lerman and Schrag’s highly successful problem-based textbook that offers a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion. Key Features: Succinct and accessible explanation of lawyer law in question and answer format Numerous problems based on actual cases, in which students must analyze the ethical and strategic issues as if they were practicing lawyers Focus on issues that students are most likely to face in their early years of practice Stimulating presentation of materials, including cartoons, tables, and photos New to the Fourth Edition: Updates of countless recent developments in lawyer law, including the amendments to Rules 1.6, 1.18 and 8.4 Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail and social media Engaging two-color design New chapter on the changing legal profession Reorganized so that the chapters match the practice MPRE questions in Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta’s Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions.

Environmental Policy Law

Problems, Cases, and Readings

Author: Holly D. Doremus,Albert C. Lin,Ronald H. Rosenberg

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609301736

Category: Law

Page: 1005

View: 9498

This casebook takes a very broad view of environmental law, encompassing the regulation of private and public land use and protection of wildlife as well as pollution control and remediation. It provides sufficient breadth for any introductory environmental or natural resources law course. It also strikes a balance by focusing in detail on those portions of the statutes covered that raise particularly interesting or important conceptual issues. Throughout, it highlights perpetual controversies such as the nature of human relationships to nature and the appropriate extent of individual control over natural resource use. The Fifth Edition includes problems that help students develop and test their facility with the materials in the text and the concepts underlying those materials. The new edition will also have new chapters on international environmental law issues and on enforcement issues.

Contemporary Trusts and Estates

Author: Susan N. Gary,Jerome Borison,Naomi R. Cahn,Paula A. Monopoli

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145488343X

Category: Law

Page: 942

View: 9242

The third edition of Contemporary Trusts and Estates captures the rapid evolution of doctrine in trusts and estates law that has occurred over the past half-century in response to profound societal and demographic changes. Based on recent developments in legal education, this casebook integrates legal analysis, judgment and perspective, ethics, and practice skills. It focuses simultaneously on the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the material, teaching students by using traditional case analysis and, at the professor’s option, innovative exercises. Features: Newly designed, with Wills now presented before Trusts New problems, exercises and cases ¿ Post-Obergefell v. Hodges developments for same-sex families More material on decanting and the new Uniform Trust Decanting Act Inclusion of the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act Discussion of planning for digital assets Incorporation of 2016 ACTEC Commentary on the Model Rules

Products Liability Law

Author: Mark Geistfeld

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 9781454806226

Category: Law

Page: 650

View: 8885

Mark Geistfeld, the author of the leading textbook on products liability, an important text on tort law and dozens of scholarly articles, has class-tested the material in Products Liability Law for more than five years at NYU. He has made the study of products liability an advanced torts class that cements knowledge of fundamental tort principles while developing both specialized expertise and a deeper understanding of the torts process. Illuminating textual discussion follows a wide range of riveting cases. Unlike many casebooks that simply pose the question, Products Liability Law provides the analyses needed to address each challenging problem. Unifying the two competing conceptions of products liability, students become familiar with both approaches and develop a balanced perspective. Features: Stellar authorship: Mark Geistfeld leading textbook on products liability important tort law textbook dozens of scholarly articles. Classroom-tested for five years Makes the study of products liability an advanced tortsclass cements knowledge of fundamental tort principles develops both specialized expertise and a deeper understanding of the torts process Wide range of interesting cases followed by extended textual discussion Provides analysis needed to address challenging questions, missing from most casebooks Unifies the two competing conceptions of products liability

Law and Neuroscience

Author: Owen D. Jones,Jeffrey D. Schall,Francis X. Shen

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454847034

Category: Law

Page: 816

View: 1231

The implications for law of new neuroscientific techniques and findings are now among the hottest topics in legal, academic, and media venues. Law and Neuroscience – a collaboration of professors in law, neuroscience, and biology – is the first coursebook to chart this new territory, providing the world’s most comprehensive collection of neurolaw materials. Features: Designed from the ground up with extensive e-capability in mind, with each e-chapter extensively linked to outside sources. Technical subjects explained in an accessible and user-friendly manner. Extensive glossary of key terms. Covers highly current material; over 60% of the cases and publications included were published since 2008

Essential Lawyering Skills

Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis

Author: Stefan H. Krieger,Richard K. Neumann Jr.

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860871

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 8818

A readable and concise introduction to the essential skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and fact analysis. Features: Incorporates the latest research on: cognitive science research on fact analysis; storytelling process; and negotiation theory. Includes state-of-the-art techniques for fact investigation. Plenty of examples promote interest, accessibility, and place topics in context.

Sex Equality

Author: Catharine A. Mackinnon

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609304560


Page: 1982

View: 482

Sex Equality, third edition, comprehensively updates and analyzes the legal doctrine and social concept of sex equality in theoretical, comparative, international, historical, and social scientific context. Together with the relative situation of women and men, detailed attention is given throughout to racism, the treatment of Native peoples, economic class, sexual orientation, and transgender status. Centered on U.S. legal cases, the book maps and interrogates the traditional approach to sex discrimination based on sameness and difference and develops a theory of substantive equality based on hierarchy as well. Materials on race, work, education, athletics, and pregnancy are included. An updated chapter on burdens of proof equips the litigator with basic technical tools in critical perspective. Expanding sex equality concepts, including arguments gaining increasing recognition, the law of the family, rape, sexual harassment in work and education, gay and lesbian rights, reproductive issues including abortion and surrogacy, prostitution, and pornography are thoroughly explored in light of contemporary cultural, legal, and transnational developments and controversies. This volume provides detailed information on inequality between the sexes, an expert grasp of the legal and conceptual tools of sex equality in its manifold dimensions, and visions of future possibilities. This stimulating, flexible, up-to-the-minute treatment of a rapidly expanding and changing area--one of the most frequently litigated--provides an accessible basis for courses in law schools and undergraduate colleges by a widely recognized leading expert in the field.