Corporations

Author: Alan R. Palmiter
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314284044
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Copyright

Author: Robert Brauneis
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683285557
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Professional Responsibility

Author: Russell Pearce
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634600163
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Criminal Procedure

Author: Russell Weaver
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781640200876
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Contracts

Author: Christina L. Kunz
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314283078
Format: PDF
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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.

Racial Justice in the Age of Obama

Author: Roy L. Brooks
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400831040
Format: PDF, Docs
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With the election of Barack Obama as the first black president of the United States, the issue of racial justice in America occupies center stage. Have black Americans finally achieved racial justice? Is government intervention no longer required? Racial Justice in the Age of Obama considers contemporary civil rights questions and theories, and offers fresh insights and effective remedies for race issues in America today. While there are now unprecedented opportunities for talented African Americans, Roy Brooks shows that lingering deficiencies remain within the black community. Exploring solutions to these social ills, Brooks identifies competing civil rights theories and perspectives, organizing them into four distinct categories--traditionalism, reformism, limited separation, and critical race theory. After examining each approach, Brooks constructs the best civil rights theory for the Obama phase of the post-civil rights era. Brooks supports his theoretical model with strong statistics that break down the major racial groups along such demographics as income and education. He factors in the cultural and structural explanations for the nation's racial divisions, and he addresses affirmative action, the failures of integration, the negative aspects of black urban culture, and the black community's limited access to resources. The book focuses on African Americans, but its lessons are relevant for other groups, including Latinos, Asians, women, and gays and lesbians. Racial Justice in the Age of Obama maps out today's civil rights questions so that all groups can achieve equality at a time of unprecedented historical change.

Investigative Criminal Procedure

Author: Sam Kamin
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314285461
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Law in the United States

Author: Charles Abernathy
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314267016
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The second edition of this casebook introduces foreign students, most trained in code-based law, to the unique American mix of common law, statutory materials, and constitutional law. Strongly emphasizing American legal methods and the influence of American history and culture on law in the United States, the book provides a rich array of teaching resources covering both public and private law. Following introductory chapters that cover the relations between important sources of law (common law, statutes, and constitutional law, including the hierarchy of various forms of law), succeeding chapters cover the major topics in constitutional law, civil procedure and jurisdiction, and private law (contracts, torts, and corporations). The book is especially appropriate for schools attempting to meet the new Master of Laws teaching requirements of the N.Y. Bar, and its emphasis on legal methods also makes it suitable for assignment in college-level courses.

Property

Author: JOHN. COLETTA SPRANKLING (RAYMOND.)
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634606509
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Child rights remedies

Author: Robert C. Fellmeth
Publisher: Clarity Pr
ISBN:
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Given the complexity of modern society, public decision-makers necessarily depend upon outside advocacy to frame issues, present alternatives, and provide information for decision. But who provides that advocacy on behalf of children in a society whose public institutions are dominated by highly-paid lobbyists organized around short-term profit-oriented stakes in public policy?