A practical approach to Corporations featuring carefully edited cases, intriguing notes and questions, and exercises drawn from actual cases to create a practical and skills-driven approach to the study of the legal principles of business. Featuring: Each chapter includes all the landmark cases that students should be introduced to in a Corporations or Business Entities course Strong skills-driven exercises and questions (both litigation-based and transaction-based) the practical exercises give students a chance to simulate what lawyers do the exercises are drawn from actual disputes, particularly from material in the case's procedural history, publicly-available information about the dispute, and other information provided from the actual lawyers on the case Brief notes and questions after cases, including some with practice-orientation Diagrams, or Roadmaps are included to give students an illustrative snapshot of some of the toughest cases. This text obviates the need for law professors interested in skills training to rely on supplemental texts or creating their own materials Companion website that includes supplemental introductory cases (with notes and questions) to enable use of the casebook by MBA and undergraduate students
This up-to-date and comprehensive title covers the entire field of corporate finance, including the recent changes stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition to discussing accounting and valuation concepts, it provides extensive coverage of the legal and financial underpinnings of debt securities, preferred and common stock, and derivative instruments (options, forward contracts, futures contracts and swap contracts). It also provides sample valuation problems, answers, and explanations. Written in "plain-English," you will find the work particularly useful, with or without any business background.
Accounting and Corporate Finance for Lawyers introduces law students to the fundamental concepts of accounting and corporate finance. Students learn how to read and understand financial statements and footnotes, assess a company’s financial position, and evaluate financial provisions and covenants in contracts. This book begins preparing students for success in the practice of law by providing the critical foundation of understanding accounting concepts and principles and the language of business people. Professors and students will benefit from: A reader-friendly organization and style Discussion and examples of how the principles are applied in practice Examples and exhibits that supplement the substance Exercises and problems designed to build a student’s knowledge base Teaching materials include: A text-based discussion of possible talking points for each of the textbook chapters. The Teacher’s Manual chapter text includes cross-references to the corresponding page numbers of the text chapter and the corresponding slide number for the power point presentation that accompanies each chapter. A PowerPoint presentation for each textbook chapter, which includes both bullet points to guide the discussion, as well as embedded examples drawn primarily from the corresponding textbook chapter. The PPT slide headings correspond to the chapter headings and chapter structure to facilitate ease of use. A prepared solution for each of the problems set forth in the textbook with explanations where warranted. A sample syllabus of the content that might be covered in a 3 credit Accounting for Lawyers course. Sample exam questions with a corresponding grading rubric that sets forth the potential information a student should address in their answer. The sample exam questions may be used to create a midterm and final exam or just a final exam. A sample small group presentation project with corresponding grading rubric that sets forth the content areas the group will be graded on as a part of the presentation project.
Challenging students to question the political and philosophical assumptions underlying the law, Education Law, Policy, and Practice promotes a depth of understanding about the key cases and statutes. The authors integrate the law with policy and practice, following related political, financial, and practical issues. The law is presented through a teachable mix of key cases and materials on the practice and political aspects of school law, and an effective macro organization helps place topics into an integrated framework. Each of the major issues in education law is discussed at length: the boundaries of public and private, church and state, relations; school governance and the tensions between federal power and local control; the rights and responsibilities of students and teachers; and the educational environment and its liabilities. “Practicums” in each section allow students to apply the law to realistic situations. Features: New cases: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District; Fisher v. the University of Texas. A complete description and analysis of the brand new Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. A series of key questions and answers that follow each major section, and are designed to provide formative and summative assessments of student learning outcomes.
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
Mark A. Hall,David Orentlicher,Mary Anne Bobinski,Nicholas Bagley,I. Glenn Cohen
Author: Mark A. Hall,David Orentlicher,Mary Anne Bobinski,Nicholas Bagley,I. Glenn Cohen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Health Care Law and Ethics, Ninth Edition offers a relationship-oriented approach to health law—covering the essentials, as well as topical and controversial subjects. The book provides thoughtful and teachable coverage of every aspect of health care law. Current and classic cases build logically from the fundamentals of the patient/provider relationship to the role of government and institutions in health care. The book is adaptable to both survey courses and courses covering portions of the field. Key Features: New authors Nick Bagley and Glenn Cohen Incorporated anticipated changes to the Affordable Care Act More current cases and more streamlined notes, including ones on medical malpractice, bioethics, and on finance and regulation More coverage of “conscientious objection” and “big data” - Discussion of new “value based” methods of physician payment - Expanded coverage of “fraud and abuse” Current issues in public health (e.g., Ebola, Zika) and controversies in reproductive choice (e.g., Hobby Lobby) Coverage of cutting-edge genetic technologies (e.g., gene editing and mitochondrial replacement)
Author: Richard Wydick,Rex Perschbacher,Debra Bassett
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
The new Ninth Edition of California Legal Ethics reflects extensive updating to integrate new cases and current issues, while keeping its practical, problem-centered focus. The new edition contains more than a dozen new Discussion Problems and nearly a dozen new cases, and integrates readings on current issues. The chapter addressing bias has been extensively reworked to include both recent cases and readings that address the concept of unconscious bias. Approachable, concise, and up-to-date, this practical new edition ensures that students understand the potential ethical pitfalls encountered in the practice of law.
Consumer Finance: Markets and Regulation is the first law school text to focus on consumer financial services markets and their regulation. Structured around clear expository text and realistic problem sets, the book provides comprehensive coverage of the regulation of consumer credit, payments, and financial data markets by federal, state, and private law, including detailed coverage of the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a powerful new federal regulatory agency. The book also acquaints students with the full range of consumer financial products, how they operate, the risks and policy issues they raise, and their regulation. In so doing, the book provides an applied look at how regulatory agencies work, offering students a practical look at how statutes and regulations interact and how regulatory agencies enforce them. Professors and students will benefit from: Detailed coverage of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a new federal regulatory agency with broad authority over consumer credit, payment, deposit, and financial data markets Comprehensive treatment of consumer credit regulation, including mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, student loans, and small dollar loans, as well as credit disclosures, usury, and fair lending regulation State-of-the-art coverage of consumer payment systems, with detailed coverage of electronic payment systems (credit cards, debit cards, ACH) and mobile wallets Coverage of topics not found elsewhere in law school curriculum, including anti-money laundering regulations, behavioral economics, fair lending laws, and consumer financial data privacy and data security Free online statutory supplement Teaching materials include: Thirty-seven problem sets, featuring problem sets based on real world situations that confront lawyers for consumers, financial services businesses, and regulatory agencies Actual transactional documents, such as arbitration agreements, deposit agreements, a payday loan agreement, and a uniform mortgage note and security instrument A range of administrative agency materials (complaints, consent orders, speeches, guidance, supervisory highlights, studies), as well as traditional case materials with extensive expository text A detailed teacher’s manual keyed to problem sets
Corporate Finance provides coverage in a more concrete and problem-based approach than other books on the market. Robert J. Rhee distinguishes this casebook from other fine books in the field in a number of important ways. This book is interdisciplinary in nature, providing essential coverage of the basic concepts of accounting and finance needed for a business lawyer to understand the economics of the transaction. Additionally, the text facilitates ease of learning and teaching, avoiding excerpting technically dense academic writings in finance and economics, which can intimidate students and teachers. It further provides a basic understanding of financial instruments to prepare students for corporate practice, including many examples of actual financial contract terms and other transactional documents taken from various sources. Features: In depth coverage of accounting, finance, valuation, and capital markets in an accessible manner Inclusion of transactional documents and focus on financial contracts Generous use of graphics, tables, and charts to organize and convey complex information Accessibility of materials Business school-style case studies at the end of some chapters
To supply the background law students need to succeed in business-related courses -- such as accounting, economics, real estate, tax, business organizations, and finance -- try the text known for its effectiveness, edition after edition. BUSINESS BASICS FOR LAW STUDENTS, Fourth Edition, explains the mechanics, concepts, and legal context of business topics in exceptionally clear and accessible language. The book demystifies business principles through: the combined skills of distinguished authors who draw on their teaching and writing experience to build student confidence straightforward explanations of daunting topics (accounting, financial statements, taxes, mortgages, etc.) tailored to students without a business background generous use of examples to convey ideas and applications a helpful list of new terms in the appendix, conveniently keyed to the pages where they are used and explained frequent use of visual aids, such as tax forms, financial quotes as they appear in the newspaper, tables, and graphs an accessible design featuring lists of topics keyed to headings at the beginning of each chapter, key terms and concepts bolded for easy identification, and frequent use of lists to clearly enumerate points and examples Thoroughly updated to respond to recent developments, the Fourth Edition features: new material on recent scandals and reforms in the chapters on accounting, forms of organization, trading, and mutual funds the latest information on executive compensation extensive revisions to the chapters on tax and retirement planning, in light of recent and proposed reforms, especially in connection with Social Security an expanded chapter on insurance that now includes health insurance, auto insurance, and more new material on spinoffs and other divisive reorganization in the chapter on mergers, as well as discussion of taxable and tax-free transactions new coverage of securities regulation, antitrust, intellectual property law, and international business transactions integrated throughout the text
This book presents interactive classroom materials that simulate the practice of law in the United States and improve the language and legal skills that students need to succeed in their LL.M. programs and in their professional careers. Each of the twelve units in the Main Assignment File book includes a client matter that the students complete during their legal writing class and is accompanied by edited and annotated cases and legal authority (available online) and the ESL Workbook, which includes language and legal English exercises aimed at advanced speakers of English as a second language. ESL Workbook sold separately.
Richard Scott Carnell,Jonathan R. Macey,Geoffrey P. Miller,Peter Conti-Brown
Financial Restructuring and Modern Commercial Markets
Author: Adam J. Levitin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Business Bankruptcy: Financial Restructuring and Modern Commercial Markets provides students with a contemporary stand-alone business bankruptcy text. Designed to teach financial restructuring law in a realistic twenty-first century commercial context, the book explores not only Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy, but also out-of-court restructuring, modern financial products and transactions, as well as advanced in-court topics. This dynamic casebook is ideal for students who will go into financial restructuring practices and should be targeted to Tier 1 and Tier 2 law schools, especially those faculty members who have recent practice experience and know how out of date the existing competition remains. Look for these key features in the new edition: Expository text with tightly integrated statutory excerpts Covers both classic and contemporary cases Extensive problem sets In-depth case-studies contextual judicial decisions Unique coverage of legal issues in out-of-court restructuring Detailed coverage of modern financial products and markets Text and problem sets incorporate a range of deal documents Modular design enables optional coverage of advanced topics
This comprehensive casebook presents thorough coverage of a complex and dynamic subject--educational law and policy in the elementary and secondary school setting. With an emphasis on the interplay between law and policy, legal decisions, and educational practice, the book's interdisciplinary approach provides a wide range of perspectives on the most pressing issues in the field. Cases, legislation, and articles, all of which are accompanied by notes and discussion questions, clarify the issues and bring them to life. The book draws upon a range of social science sources as well as conventional legal materials, offering analyses that provide insights into the political and policy contexts of legal issues, and helping readers make sense of legal decisions. The abundant notes and references also make the book a useful reference work for lawyers or school administrators working in the field.
The second edition of The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance follows the first edition, as the first casebook focused on the law of governance, risk management, and compliance. Author Geoffrey P. Miller, a highly respected professor of corporate and financial law, brings real world experience to the book as a member of the board of directors and audit and risk committees of a significant banking institution. The book addresses issues of fundamental importance for any regulated organization (the $13 billion settlement between JPMorgan Chase and its regulators is only one of many examples). This book can be a cornerstone for courses on compliance, corporate governance, or on the role of attorneys in managing risk in organizational clients.
This version is newly streamlined for professors who teach a four-unit course or who want to cover fewer pages per day yet retain complete coverage. This edition tracks the standard edition but pares chapters down to their essentials. It cuts an additional 300 pages of cases and notes, and occasionally trims cases to a shorter format. This edition also omits chapters concerning economic and dignitary torts, and some material concerning alternatives to tort law. The result is a substantially shorter casebook that nevertheless provides the coverage most teachers want.