Author: PATRICK. CONNORS
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Described by many lawyers as the bible of New York practice, Siegel's Hornbook on New York Practice serves as the complete guide to civil practice in New York state courts, with a broad perspective in each subject. Used by students, lawyers, and judges alike and cited in thousands of New York cases, it discusses such topics as statutes of limitations, personal jurisdiction, appearance, venue, parties, papers, pleadings, motion practice, accelerated judgment, provisional remedies, disclosure, pretrial incidents, judgment, arbitration, and res judicata. The hornbook addresses pitfalls for practicing attorneys and judges. To eliminate the gap between what a student learns in law school and what a new lawyer actually needs to know in practice, the book starts from scratch on subjects, rather then assuming knowledge. This time-saving reference guide contains expert commentary; footnote citations to leading court decisions; and tables of cases, statutes and court rules.
Author: Paul C. Giannelli
This Understanding treatise presents the essential topics in evidence law cogently and concisely. While it was written primarily for students in Evidence and Trial Practice courses, the "Key Points" summary at the end of each chapter and the inclusion of the current Federal Rules of Evidence in an appendix make this treatise an excellent reference for busy attorneys. Understanding Evidence begins with an overview of Evidence law followed by an explanation of the roles of the judge and jury. The remaining chapters are organized under the following topics: • Procedural Framework of Trial • Relevancy • Witnesses • Real and Demonstrative Evidence • Writings • Hearsay • Privileges • Substitutes for Evidence This treatise extensively discusses and cites the Federal Rules of Evidence. Cases, statutes, other rules, and secondary sources are also cited, providing a comprehensive framework for understanding evidence law.
Author: Wayne R. LaFave,Austin Wakeman Scott
Category: Criminal law
This book is an abridgement of LaFave and Scott's two volume, Substantive criminal law, in West's criminal practice series.
Author: Martin A. Frey,Sidney K. Swinson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6t edition uses a step-by-step approach and presents a clear and understandable explanation of each type of bankruptcy filing. Signature features include a brief history of bankruptcy law, research aids, alternatives to bankruptcy, a discussion of the role of the various parties involved in the bankruptcy process, and an overview concerning eligibility and the selection of the appropriate bankruptcy chapter under which the case should be filed. The text also includes updated cases to detail bankruptcy legal procedures from initiation of the attorney/client relationship through the closing of the case. /With its discussion of electronic filing, and updated changes in the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the new edition of INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is a complete resource for any paralegal bankruptcy law course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Bring the expertise of America's foremost authority on contracts into your practice with this thoroughly updated three-volume set. Farnsworth on Contracts, Second Edition, Is where doctrine meets practice. Busy practitioners count on Farnsworth's proven ability to identify the essentials and omit extraneous material. His comprehensive coverage of the full range of contract law answers questions in hundreds of important areas, including: Good faith and fair dealing Precontractual liability Agreements to negotiate Vienna Convention on International Sales Contracts UNIDROIT principles Constitututional issues Settlement of disputed claims by check Options and rights of first refusal Employee handbooks Covenants not to compete Self-help measures He illustrates how contemporary contract law has been shaped by both the Restatement (Second) of Contracts -- for which he served as Reporter -- And The Uniform Commercial Code. Easy access to specifics, new cases, new drafting tips, new references, and timesaving features like cross-referenced cases and marginal heads make this three-volume set a valuable resource for litigation, arbitration, and practice. Farnsworth on Contracts was always the most authoritative contracts treatise - now, In its Second Edition, it is also the most up-to-date .
Theory, Doctrine, and Practice
Author: Robert S. Summers,Robert A. Hillman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
This casebook focuses not only on the rules and principles of contract law, but also on the lawyer's role in planning and drafting contracts and on the richness of contract theory. The book opens with materials tracing a contracts dispute from the agreement stage through contract breakdown and litigation. It includes comprehensive coverage of contract law theories of obligation, including bargain, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment, and tort arising in the contract setting. The publication is primarily a casebook designed to help students develop important analytical and critical skills, but it also includes some notes and problems addressing the nature, function, and limits of contract and related law. The sixth edition includes new cases and secondary sources that present recent and developing issues of contract law, including the influence of technology, and updates and enriches existing material.
Examples and Explanations
Author: D. Barlow Burke
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
This highly regarded text earned its popularity by helping students build their confidence while they develop their skills. Beginning with the simple residential closing, Examples & Explanations: Real Estate Transactions, Fourth Edition, leads students through progressively more complex transactions to reach a solid understanding of the area. The text clarifies the subject by: offering point-by-point instruction, practice, and feedback on the three main subjects of all real estate courses -- investment, mortgaging, and conveyancing presenting a broad overview of each topic, followed by examples, questions, and detailed answers covering business planning and investments, from commercial real estate to more sophisticated commercial transactions presenting material along the time line needed for students to understand the sequence of events applicable in any real estate transaction serving as an introduction to the participants and servicers of the transaction and to the financial benefits of investing New examples and explanations in the Fourth Edition reflect recent developments: financial planning and investment, for analyzing pro forma statements by real estate investors mezzanine financing, in line with the current discussion of junior mortgages LLC's and the amendments of the applicable Uniform Acts mechanics liens regulatory checks on terrorism activity and money
Author: NITA,Steven Lubet
Order two copies of this book: one for yourself and one for your expert witness. It will give experts the confidence they need to be comfortable in court, and give you the skills necessary to emphasize the credibility of your experts. You can avoid pitfalls such as unintentional signals, inappropriate demeanor and appearance, and awkward body language by using Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them, Third Edition as your guide. Elizabeth Boals and Steve Lubet coauthored the Third Edition of Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them expanding and amplifying the original book with: • New guidance on the development and presentation of expert testimony in the digital age, including discussion of visual aids and electronic discovery • Updated analysis of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure • Updated discussion of the ethical rules governing expert retention and testimony • Examples of expert witness examinations and detailed discussion of techniques for coping with lawyer questioning • Checklists for quick reference The collaborative effort of Professors Lubet and Boals has resulted in a Third Edition that is worthwhile to both the expert witnesses and the lawyers who examine them. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Author: Charles Hoch,Linda C. Dalton,Frank S. So
Publisher: International City County Management Assn
Category: Political Science
This classic ICMA "green book" is filled with practical guidance on a broad range of issues that planners are likely to encounter--whether they work in inner cities, older suburbs, rural districts, or small towns. In addition to covering the latest planning trends and the impact of technology, diversity, and citizen participation, this text gives complete coverage of basic planning functions such as housing, transportation, community development, and urban design.
Author: Eric A. Posner
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Contract Law and Theory, Second Edition conveys a grasp of theory and policy that makes all of the contract rules easier to understand. By explaining and applying contract theory to a wide range of contracts cases, Eric Posner reveals not only the "what" of doctrine but also the "why" -- why one rule rather than another makes sense from a policy perspective. An understanding of what contract theory is and how it is applied will help you to understand not only Contracts, as taught in law school, but also the many areas of law in which contractual ideas operate, such as bankruptcy law, secured transactions, and corporate law. An exciting new Student Treatise from an eminent authority, Contract Law and Theory, Second Edition features: Complete coverage of contracts that includes the principal cases covered in most first-year contracts courses A general explication of the rules of contract that begins with the simplest ideas and gradually builds in complexity A consistent emphasis on the application of theory to doctrine, through analysis of a rich selection of cases A readable and expert treatment of the role of economics in contract law Illustrative examples that point to noteworthy cases Suitability for use alongside any casebook
Author: Richard Doernberg
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
This nutshell not only addresses the fundamentals of U.S. international taxation, but it also offers insight into tax planning considerations. Both the U.S. activities of foreign taxpayers, as well as the foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers are explored. In the truly global economy in which we live, it is crucial for those involved in business and investment activities to understand the tax consequences that impact cross-border flows. Building on both academic and private sector careers, the author has used his experience to distill the complexities of real-world tax considerations into a clearly written, straight-forward presentation of the key international tax concepts, including the most recent developments.
Fabrication & Decoration
Author: Jim Stevens
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Learn to create beautiful, functional powder horns, 275 color photos illustrate working, shaping, decorating, and finishing techniques. Historic and modern tools and equipment are introduced for inlays, engrailing, and scrimshaw. Leather strap weaving and braiding methods are also provided for carrying the finished horn in an authentic manner. For inspiration, a photo gallery shows finished powder horns and a contact list includes the artists featured. There is no better resource for the craftsman seeking to make an authentic, functional powder horn.
Author: Eckhardt Fuchs,Annekatrin Bock
This volume examines the present status and future trends of textbook studies. Cutting-edge essays by leading experts and emerging scholars explore the field’s theories, methodologies, and topics with the goal of generating debate and providing new perspectives. The Georg Eckert Institute’s unique transdisciplinary focus on international textbook research has shaped this handbook, which explores the history of the discipline, the production processes and contexts that influence textbooks, the concepts they incorporate, how this medium itself is received and future trends. The book maps and discusses approaches based in cultural studies as well as in the social and educational sciences in addition to contemporary methodologies used in the field. The book aims to become the central interdisciplinary reference for textbook researchers, students, and educational practitioners.
Author: Jerome Barron
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
This 9th edition of Constitutional Law in a Nutshell summarizes constitutional law from Marbury v. Madison (1803) to the present. This edition features some new and controversial cases. A new and famous example is Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) which held, per Justice Kennedy, 5-4, that under both the Due Process and the Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment "same sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States." In Fisher v. University of Texas (2016) the Court held, 4-3, per Justice Kennedy, that the much litigated, race-conscious admissions program of the University of Texas was valid under the Equal Protection Clause. In the area of "a woman's right to decide to have an abortion," the Court in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt (2016) upheld, 5-2, the use of rigorous undue burden standard as the measure of the abortion right. The Court ruled that two provisions of a Texas law targeting the state's abortion clinics were unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment. The First Amendment, as always, continues to generate new and important decisions. Thus, Reed v. Gilbert (2015) held that a town sign ordinance violated the First Amendment. The court indicated that any speech regulation directed to a specific subject matter should be evaluated under the strict scrutiny standard. The decision leaves open a question as to whether this ruling is intended to be applied to previously less protected categories of expression. This edition, of course, contains numerous other important decisions. The objective is to summarize the essence of the Court decisions and to do so in a concise and understandable way.
Cases and Materials
Author: Cynthia Lee,Angela P. Harris
This text, the only criminal law casebook authored by two progressive female law professors of color, provides the reader with both critical race and critical feminist theory perspectives on criminal law while following a traditional format. All of the usual subject areas are covered, but the book is unique in highlighting the cultural context of substantive criminal law. The book seamlessly integrates issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation so the teacher who wishes to address such issues does not have to assign supplemental reading assignments in order to do so. The book is also very student-friendly, providing a brief doctrinal overview of the subject matter at the beginning of each chapter. The book does away with the tradition of long lists of notes and questions following the cases, a trademark feature of many older casebooks, putting this material in the Teachers Manual for the teacher to use at his or her discretion. The forthcoming third edition is fresh and innovative, referencing several ripped from the headlines controversies, including the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman and Florida's stand your ground law, the arrest of African American Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for disorderly conduct, the shooting of Larry King, a gender nonconforming teenager, by classmate Brandon McInerney and the gay panic defense, and the repeal of North Carolina's Racial Justice Act.
Software Licenses and Technology Services Agreements for Lawyers and Businesspeople
Author: David Tollen
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
The Tech Contracts Handbookis a practical and accessible reference book and training manual on IT contracts.This isa clause-by-clause "how to" guide on software licenses and technology services agreements, covering the issues at stake and offering negotiation tips and sample contract language. This handbook is written for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps most important, this book uses simple English, as any good contract should. Topics covered include: .Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing agreements .Warranties .Indemnities .Open source software .Service level agreements .Nondisclosure agreements .Limitations of liability .Internet and e-commerce contracts .Software escrow .Data security .Copyright licensing .And much more"
Author: Carol L. Chomsky,Christina L. Kunz,Linda Rusch
Publisher: West Group
The 2007 Edition of Selected Commercial Statutes includes the ALI annual meeting drafts of proposed revisions to UCC Article 1, and proposed amedments to Articles 2 and 2A. Of course, these drafts will not replace existing Articles 1, 2 and 2A, but will be included as appendices. The new edition has been completely updated, and also contains coverage of developments in commercial law, including: Updated coverage of Revised (2000) Article 9 (now included in the main UCC text) Updated Article 9 analysis by Steven O. Weise, ABA Advisor to the Article 9 Drafting Committee Uniform Electronic Transactions Act Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (now with Selected Comments) Uniform Certificate of Title Act Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act Expedited Funds Availability Act.