Mergers and Acquisitions

Cases, Materials, and Problems

Author: Therese Maynard

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454818964

Category: Law

Page: 1080

View: 5003

Mergers and Acquisitions: Cases and Materials--known for its cases, references to state and federal statutes, and ample problems--underscores the importance of modern fiduciary duty law. Its real-world, skills-based approach to transactions from Main Street to Wall Street emphasizes the ethical responsibilities of both lawyers and corporate managers who are responsible for implementing those transactions. Notes in the Appendix demonstrate the necessity of understanding where the money (or whatever serves as the acquisition consideration) is going. The Third Edition features a new chapter on "Going Private" (eliminating all public shareholders,) and focuses on changes in Delaware laws. More note materials help students put cases and developments into context, particularly on structuring acquisition transactions and fiduciary duty law. New cases discussed include Vantagepoint Venture Partners 1996 v. Examen, Inc. and En re: Topps Company Shareholders-- Litigation. New cases replace some older ones and several cases are more tightly edited. The text reflects all recent securities law and rule changes. Features: cases, references to state and federal statutes, and ample problems real-world, skills-based approach covers transactions from Main Street to Wall Street emphasizes the ethical responsibilities of both lawyers and corporate managers responsible for implementing transactions underscores the importance of modern fiduciary duty law demonstrates the importance of understanding where the money (or acquisition consideration) is going diagrams in the Appendix for the student and teacher to refer to throughout the semester alternative approaches to teaching suggestions for shortening reading assignments topics to be deleted to accommodate a two- or three-credit course sample syllabi detailed analysis and answers to all problems in the casebook author-hosted website PowerPoint slides of all diagrams included in the Appendix suggestions for using each slide answers to all problems and questions in the casebook updates and links to related materials ideas for integrating current events into classroom discussion Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: a new chapter on "Going Private" (eliminating all public shareholders) focus on changes in Delaware laws more note materials to put cases and developments into context, particularly on structuring acquisition transactions and fiduciary duty law more note material associated with the problems new case discussions Vantagepoint Venture Partners 1996 v. Examen, Inc. En re: Topps Company Shareholders' litigation

Mergers and Acquisitions

Cases and Materials

Author: William J. Carney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1205

View: 2271

Mergers and Acquisitions

Law and Finance

Author: Robert B. Thompson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454892722

Category: Law

Page: 696

View: 801

Offering up-to-date and rich, yet succinct, coverage with the perfect mix of theory and practice, Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance, Third Edition equips students with the legal rules and economic and financial principles they will need to help clients make key strategic choices during an acquisition. Key Features: Cases and materials illustrating Delaware’s embrace of private ordering to minimize judicial review in cash out mergers and other contexts (the M&F Worldwide case and related cases such as In re Volcano Corp.) Twenty-first century changes to the classical “enhanced scrutiny” review of Unocal, Revlon, and Blasius (the Air Gas decision and Chancellor Chandler’s presentation of the 30-year evolution of Delaware law) New presentation of insider trading law that emphasizes its application in a merger context (the U.S. v. Salman case and rearrangement of the material to lead with classical and misappropriation theories before applications like tippee and other theories extending liability Materials on insider trading, poison pill, deal protection devices, activist shareholders, and more. Clear text and charts that facilitate students’ grasp of the financial and legal choices available to planners considering an acquisition.

Securities Regulation

Cases and Materials, 2018 Supplement

Author: James D. Cox,Robert W. Hillman,Donald C. Langevoort

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1543803113

Category: Law

Page: 158

View: 7217

Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition, 2018 Supplement

Human Rights and Intellectual Property

Mapping the Global Interface

Author: Laurence R. Helfer,Graeme W. Austin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496913

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5371

This book explores the interface between intellectual property and human rights law and policy. The relationship between these two fields has captured the attention of governments, policymakers, and activist communities in a diverse array of international and domestic political and judicial venues. These actors often raise human rights arguments as counterweights to the expansion of intellectual property in areas including freedom of expression, public health, education, privacy, agriculture, and the rights of indigenous peoples. At the same time, creators and owners of intellectual property are asserting a human rights justification for the expansion of legal protections. This book explores the legal, institutional, and political implications of these competing claims: by offering a framework for exploring the connections and divergences between these subjects; by identifying the pathways along which jurisprudence, policy, and political discourse are likely to evolve; and by serving as an educational resource for scholars, activists, and students.

Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization

Author: William T. Allen,Reinier Kraakman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876506

Category: Law

Page: 752

View: 1724

The extraordinary authorship of William T. Allen and Reinier Kraakman provides a unique real-world perspective to Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization. Logical and flexible organization allows for chapters to be taught in any order to accommodate alternative teaching approaches. Rich commentary in the form of explanatory notes facilitates teaching and understanding. Careful case selection and editing presents both classic and important recent cases. An economic-analysis perspective is made accessible through clear and consistent explanatory text. Examples, hypotheticals, and diagrams illustrate conceptual and theoretical models. The text can easily be used in a Business Organization course with a focus on corporate law. Features: New chapter on basic finance and valuation concepts that updates materials from earlier editions Extensively revised chapter on the corporate voting system which addresses the success of several governance reforms Updated discussion of the duty of loyalty including Delaware benefit corporations and the demise of Emerald Partners II Up-to-date and authoritative commentary on the Delaware case law A presentation centered on the principal-agent problem, which gives students a functional framework for understanding both statutory law and judicial decisions

Business Organizations

Cases, Problems, and Case Studies

Author: D. Gordon Smith,Cynthia A. Williams

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1454868368

Category: Law

Page: 864

View: 7401

Reflecting ongoing changes in the structure and regulation of modern business practice, Business Organizations: Cases, Problems, and Case Studies, Fourth Edition offers a unique combination of doctrine, problems, and case studies. Recent, high-interest cases are balanced against classic teaching chestnuts. Brief, innovative problems are used in combination with longer case studies. Recent Delaware Supreme Court decisions, updated case studies, and a strong website support a clear and sustained examination of the role and purview of the law in business transactions. New to the Fourth Edition: Recent Delaware Supreme Court and Chancery Court cases, including eBay v. Newmark; DFC Global v. Muirfield Value Partners; In re: Trulia; Kahn v. M&F Worldwide (MFW); Corwin v. KKR; and new parent/subsidiary vicarious liability cases New textual coverage of developing trends such as shareholder activism, exploding deal litigation and judicial efforts to reign it in, hedge fund appraisal arbitrage, and Public Benefit Companies Revised Uniform Partnership Act materials, as updated through 2013 Updated case studies and problems that consistently reinforce topical coverage Professors and students will benefit from: A discriminating selection of fresh cases and classic chestnuts In-depth coverage of how the law applies to modern business structures, (such as joint ventures, venture capital arrangements, franchises, and new limited liability business forms) as well as growth industries (such as computers, biotechnology, and telecommunications) Short problems after selected topics that give students practice applying the legal principles covered in that section Case studies styled on the B-school model that provide opportunities for in-depth analysis of the law in business transactions Hybrid entities treated in detail, including a separate chapter on limited liability companies Teaching materials include: Teacher’s Manual PowerPoint slides and multiple-choice exam questions Prof. Smith’s recorded lectures about many key topics

Mergers and Acquisitions

Cases, Materials, and Problems

Author: Therese H. Maynard

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9781454825029

Category: Law

Page: 1037

View: 9836

Mergers and Acquisitions: Cases and Materials--known for its cases, references to state and federal statutes, and ample problems--underscores the importance of modern fiduciary duty law. Its real-world, skills-based approach to transactions from Main Street to Wall Street emphasizes the ethical responsibilities of both lawyers and corporate managers who are responsible for implementing those transactions. Notes in the Appendix demonstrate the necessity of understanding where the money (or whatever serves as the acquisition consideration) is going. The Third Edition features a new chapter on "Going Private" (eliminating all public shareholders,) and focuses on changes in Delaware laws. More note materials help students put cases and developments into context, particularly on structuring acquisition transactions and fiduciary duty law. New cases discussed include Vantagepoint Venture Partners 1996 v. Examen, Inc. and En re: Topps Company Shareholders-- Litigation. New cases replace some older ones and several cases are more tightly edited. The text reflects all recent securities law and rule changes. Features: cases, references to state and federal statutes, and ample problems real-world, skills-based approach covers transactions from Main Street to Wall Street emphasizes the ethical responsibilities of both lawyers and corporate managers responsible for implementing transactions underscores the importance of modern fiduciary duty law demonstrates the importance of understanding where the money (or acquisition consideration) is going diagrams in the Appendix for the student and teacher to refer to throughout the semester alternative approaches to teaching suggestions for shortening reading assignments topics to be deleted to accommodate a two- or three-credit course sample syllabi detailed analysis and answers to all problems in the casebook author-hosted website PowerPoint slides of all diagrams included in the Appendix suggestions for using each slide answers to all problems and questions in the casebook updates and links to related materials ideas for integrating current events into classroom discussion Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: a new chapter on "Going Private" (eliminating all public shareholders) focus on changes in Delaware laws more note materials to put cases and developments into context, particularly on structuring acquisition transactions and fiduciary duty law more note material associated with the problems new case discussions Vantagepoint Venture Partners 1996 v. Examen, Inc. En re: Topps Company Shareholders' litigation

International Trade Law

Author: Joost H.B. Pauwelyn,Andrew Guzman,Jennifer A. Hillman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454877472

Category: Law

Page: 840

View: 3111

Written by a team of leading scholar/practitioners including a former Appellate Body member, PhD economist and former WTO Secretariat Lawyer, International Trade Law covers all aspects of WTO law. Appropriate for a two- to three-hour international trade course, the third edition covers trade in goods, services, and intellectual property, in 22 succinct chapters of around 30 pages, carefully excerpting leading cases, providing basic introductions, probing questions and real life problems. This book balances positive and normative perspectives, mixing legal texts and panel/Appellate Body decisions with analysis of economic and policy challenges faced by the international trading system. The Third Edition has been updated to include recent political and economic events, issues and policy debates, and supplements new developments in case law with additional questions and a revised Teacher’s Manual. Hallmark features of International Trade Law: • Prepared by three leading WTO scholars – providing a balanced international and methodological perspective • Up-to-date, discriminating case selection presents both classic cases and recent doctrine • Contextualizes international trade issues with insights into key economic factors at work • Key WTO cases are edited and presented to illustrate and teach central concepts and doctrine • Illuminating introductory and explanatory material throughout • Helpful summaries of key teaching points are included in each chapter • Well-crafted questions stimulate class discussion on policy issues • Manageable length for two- and three-credit courses • Adaptable to graduate-level courses in international trade • Comprehensive Teachers Manual with answers to questions as well as teaching suggestions, tips, and supplementary material appropriate for class discussion • Complemented by a thorough and up-to-date documents supplement The Third Edition has been revised to include: • Third author added: Jennifer Hillman, former member of the WTO Appellate Body and the US International Trade Commission, now Professor at Georgetown Law • Major revision of trade remedy chapters (dumping, subsidies, safeguards) with new hands-on practical problems • Completely revised chapter on technical barriers to trade (TBT) taking account of new jurisprudence post-2012 (US – Clove Cigarettes, US - Tuna II, US – COOL, EC – Seal) • New text on post-2008 trade collapse, global value chains • Updated statistics on WTO dispute settlement, free trade agreements, developing countries • Discussion of 2015 US Trade Promotion Authority, mega-regionals including TPP and TTIP, 2014 Trade Facilitation Agreement • Includes summaries of new, major cases such as Canada – Feed-in Tariff, EC – Seal, Peru – Agricultural Products, China – Rare Earths

United States Antitrust Law and Economics

Author: Einer Elhauge

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781634593526

Category: Antitrust law

Page: 861

View: 1112

The book presents a modern approach to understanding U.S. antitrust law, illuminating the economic analysis that dominates modern antitrust analysis in a straightforward way that minimizes technical jargon and makes the underlying economic concepts accessible to a broad audience. The cases are carefully edited to present the facts and issues clearly and succinctly, and this third edition completely revamps the book to include detailed textual answers to all the tough questions and details how to apply modern antitrust economic analysis to the cases. The result is a book that is quite compact, around 800 pages, but covers the full waterfront of antitrust issues and generates plenty of multi-layered points and ideas to fill a class. Throughout the book incorporates important Supreme Court antitrust cases and agency guidelines. The merger section focuses on modern agency practices and merger theories, and selected cases that illustrate them, rather than on outdated Supreme Court cases that no longer describe current merger enforcement. In addition to adding detailed answers to the questions, the third edition updates the book to incorporate recent developments, including the decisions in Actavis, North Carolina Dental, Meritor, and Eisai.

International Business Transactions

Problems, Cases, and Materials

Author: Daniel C.K. Chow

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858958

Category: Law

Page: 864

View: 4931

Focusing on private international business transactions, this book covers the planning, structure, and implementation of these transactions in today’s global economy. New Key Features New Supreme Court jurisprudence on international litigation and arbitration. New developments in international investment law. New cases on corporate social responsibility.

Contracts and Commercial Transactions

Author: David Zarfes,Michael L. Bloom

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454824069

Category: Law

Page: 672

View: 8770

Responding to the call to place more emphasis on practical skills, Contracts and Commercial Transactions is a groundbreaking text that immerses the reader in real agreements made between sophisticated parties--so the reader can develop the ability to read, understand, and draft contracts effectively. Drawing upon their collective experiences in the classroom and the boardroom as well as in law-firm and in-house practice, authors David Zarfes and Michael L. Bloom, in Contracts and Commercial Transactions, explore actual agreements between sophisticated parties. Along the way, they teach the reader to read and understand contracts, with an emphasis on how a decision maker--be it a judge, arbitrator, corporate executive, or senior partner--might later understand those same contracts. Contracts and Commercial Transactions features: Actual agreements, formatted as whole documents, that support the exercise of contract reading and analysis Insight and advice from expert practitioners, from law firms such as Sidley Austin and Simpson Thacher and companies such as Microsoft and JPMorgan Chase , that emphasize the realities of legal practice from the perspective of "real-world" lawyers Explanations and analysis from esteemed academics, at law schools such as Chicago and NYU, that explain the nuances of legal matters that pertain to contractual documents Focus points that preface each contract highlight key aspects of the document Methodical and repeated exposure to provisions that teach the reader to recognize and understand contractual concepts A consistent emphasis on the "building block" provisions typically found in contracts Drafting tips integrated throughout the book

Corporations and Other Business Associations

Cases and Materials

Author: Charles R.T. O'Kelley,Robert B. Thompson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454892587

Category: Law

Page: 1175

View: 6093

Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials

Transnational Business Problems

Author: Detlev F. Vagts,William S. Dodge,Harold Hongju Koh,Hannah L. Buxbaum

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: 9781609300845

Category: Law

Page: 626

View: 9819

The Fifth Edition Transnational Business Problems combines the best aspects of a conceptual, systemic approach and a problems approach. It provides a sophisticated intellectual framework for understanding the most significant contractual and regulatory issues in international business. At fewer than 700 pages, this compact book is ideal for a one-semester course. One volume. Transnational Business Problems presents the important practical and policy aspects of international transactions in one reasonably-sized volume.Deals with Systemic Issues First. Transnational Business Problems considers systemic issues first. Five introductory chapters discuss the structure of the international system, the different players in international business--corporations, lawyers, international institutions--and issues that reach across all kinds of transactions such as dispute resolution and tax.Problems Approach. The introductory chapters are followed by eight problems, each focused on a different kind of transaction: transnational sales, agency and distributorship agreements, licensing, foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, development agreements, and international debt instruments. Each problem covers both contractual and regulatory issues. Nearly all begin with a sample contract.Sophistication. The book uses primary source materials--draft contracts, statutes, regulations, treaties, cases, and arbitral awards--that allow students, with help from the text, to work through issues in a realistic way. It goes beyond the nuts and bolts of transactions to encourage consideration of broader policy issues: from the liability of corporations for human rights violations to restrictions on foreign investment; from the compulsory licensing of HIV drugs to the restructuring of sovereign debt.Geographical Diversity. Transnational Business Problems reflects the geographical diversity of business today. The problems focus on China, the European Union, South America, Mexico, and the Middle East. Materials from other parts of the world are included in the introductory chapters.Intellectual Heritage. Transnational Business Problems grows out of a rich intellectual heritage that began with Milton Katz and Kingman Brewster's International Transactions and evolved into Henry Steiner and Detlev Vagts's Transnational Legal Problems. This book views transnational business problems as a particular species of transnational legal problem that both generates and is influenced by transnational legal process.Fully Updated. The Fifth Edition of Transnational Business Problems is fully updated to account for developments through the start of 2014. Every year between editions the authors provide an update in memo form that teachers can distribute as a supplement to their classes.Useful Teacher's Manual. Transnational Business Problems has a complete teacher's manual that provides suggestions on how to approach the material and answers to all of the questions posed in the text. The manual also contains sample syllabi.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Law, Theory, and Practice

Author: Claire A. Hill,Brian Quinn,Steven Davidoff Solomon

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314289063

Category: Consolidation and merger of corporations

Page: 837

View: 2186

Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the lawâe"the statutes, cases, and regulationsâe"but also the documentation and the practices within the transacting community. This brand new book prepares students for practice. It includes, and explains, deal documentation, and discusses how negotiations proceed, referencing both the relevant law and transacting norms. It covers Federal and State law, as well as other relevant regulatory regimes involving antitrust, national security, FCPA and other issues. It has questions designed to get students to understand the law and the underlying policy, and problems to get students familiar with transaction structuring. The text covers the latest materials on developments in the transacting worldâe"where the law is going, where practice is going, how each might inform the other. And the book also has significant breadth, including chapters on accounting and valuation that should be accessible even to students with less quantitative facility, as well as shareholder activism and international M&A. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Constitutional Law

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860596

Category: Law

Page: 1900

View: 7620

A leading fifth edition text by a prominent scholar, Constitutional Law, is known for its concise, yet comprehensive presentation. Professor Chemerinsky’s distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and his own essays, and with the author’s context and background information, the law becomes more readily understood. The text’s flexible organization accommodates a variety of course structures so that no chapter assumes that students have read preceding material. Finally, a complete Teacher's Manual and Annual Case Supplement round out this acclaimed Constitutional Law text. Features: Comprehensive coverage; accessible writing style Distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays Provides context and background information Flexible organization—no chapter assumes that students have read other chapters Updated throughout; includes major new cases

Disaster Law and Policy

Author: Daniel A. Farber,Lisa Grow Sun,Robert R. M. Verchick

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454869252

Category: Disaster insurance

Page: 465

View: 9670

Disaster Law and Policy examines the growing field concerned with disaster prevention, emergency response, compensation and& insurance, human rights, and community recovery. The first book on disaster law to appear in the wake of Katrina, this fascinating text provides the key building blocks for a thoughtful analysis of the issues that surround disaster-relief policy and procedure. Exploring the legal issues that surround Katrina and other natural disasters in the U.S. and around the world, Disaster Law and Policy, features: effective tools for legal analysis of issues emerging from disastrous events discussion problems and class exercises an interdisciplinary approach that combines law, public policy, economics, and science broad coverageand—from environmental and land use law to insurance, tort law, and civil rights issues discussion of public expectations of government response in crisis, compared to actual government and private sector preparedness and capabilities examination of post disaster issues such as Medicaid, the role of environmental litigation, communications, law enforcement, evacuation, and the work of the Army Corps of Engineers on the levees in New Orleans Adopting a wider perspective that looks at the legal ramifications of disasters across the United States and around the world, the Second Edition offers: a new chapter on the causes of disasters and their relationship to laws designed to protect health, safety, and the environment a new chapter on risk and uncertainty that examines the latest ideas to come out of economics, complexity theory, and organizational management a new chapter on international disaster law that looks at recent developments in disaster-risk management, the protection of human rights, and the preservation of ecosystem services Coverage includes discussion of the 2005 Asian Tsunami, Chinaand’s Sechuan Earthquake, and Cycloe Nargis in Mynamar/Burma a new chapter on recovery from disaster that features an extended class exercise A unique and timely text in a burgeoning field, Disaster Law and Policy, Second Edition, is ideal for use in a seminar or a course on disaster issuesand—or as a supplement in courses on environmental law or land use.

Torts, Cases and Materials

Author: Victor E. Schwartz,Kathryn Kelly,David Partlett

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609304072

Category:

Page: 1389

View: 4560

Through its excellence in scholarship, clarity, and ease of use, this casebook engages readers in a critical thinking about tort law. It sets forth crisply edited classic tort cases as well as cases reflecting the newest tort law trends. Its authors are a strong combination of respected scholars and those who practice in the subject. The casebook goes beyond judicial decisions and includes key tort-centered legislation and comparative perspectives where relevant. The casebook encourages the reader to understand the law's foundations and debate modern trends within various policy prescriptions. Unbiased in its approach and organized in manageable sections of information, the casebook is a superb tool for productive and stimulating classroom debate. Tort law doctrine and its rationale will come alive for students. The casebook, proven over 13 editions, assures that our students will be effectively guided to embrace the law of torts as a building block for the remainder of law school and a life in the law beyond. This new edition insures that it will maintain its place as the most widely adopted Torts casebook.

M&A Titans

The Pioneers Who Shaped Wall Street's Mergers and Acquisitions Industry

Author: Brett Cole

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470440537

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5549

This book focuses on the 11 men, lawyers and bankers, who are responsible for the creation of Wall Street's merger industry. It specifically concentrates on the events and personalities who dominated Wall Street during the takeover battles of the 1970s and 1980s. Lawyers Joe Flom and Marty Lipton, the godfathers of modern M&A, educated bankers on takeover laws and regulations as well as tactics. Flom and Lipton were also superlative businessmen who built their own firms to become Wall Street powerhouses. The two men drew into their orbit a circle of bankers. Felix Rohatyn, Ira Harris, Steve Friedman, Geoff Boisi, Eric Gleacher and Bruce Wasserstein were close to Lipton. Robert Greenhill and Joe Perella were close to Flom. M&A Titans provides insight into the culture of the different investment banks and how each of the bankers influenced the firms they worked in as they became more powerful. Some such as Gleacher, Harris, Wasserstein, Perella and Greenhill clashed with the men running their firms and left. Others such as Friedman and Boisi stayed and profoundly influenced how the firm did business. The career of Michael Milken, perhaps the notorious name on Wall Street in the 1980s, is also examined as well as the actions and tactics of his firm, Drexel Burnham Lambert. Milken and Drexel paved the way for the growth of private equity and helped popularize attacks on management by investors such as Boone Pickens and Carl Icahn.

The International Lawyer's Guide to Legal Analysis and Communication in the United States

Author: Deborah B. McGregor,Cynthia M. Adams

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 469

View: 9055

Ideal for teaching international lawyers about the U.S.study of law, this coursebook uses a global perspective to put the basic principles of legal reasoning, writing, and research into context. To effectively teach analysis and communication within the U.S. legal system, the authors present: material that can be easily adapted to a one-semester or two-semester writing course, using a one chapter/one idea concept a building-block approach to legal analysis based on the common law--each chapter focuses on a key concept that builds on what had been covered in the previous chapter tailored topical coverage that includes: a concise introduction to the U.S. legal system, the common law as U.S. precedent, and the anatomy of a U.S. lawsuit practical guidance for law study in the United States, including how to brief a case for class and other suggestions about the law school classroom a special chapter on plagiarism, a particularly troublesome aspect of writing for ESL students instruction on drafting client letters and demand letters, including effective word, phrasing, and structural choices for emphasis an overview of statutory interpretation theories coverage of drafting both fact-based and law-based issue discussions citation rules, including citing to international and online materials chapters on the U.S. approach to drafting contracts, emphasizing international transactions techniques for taking law school examinations engaging examples and exercises a glossary of terms To prepare international lawyers for practice in the U.S. legal system, use the coursebook that employs basic coverage, solid pedagogy, and a multicultural perspective.