Public International Law in a Nutshell

Author: Thomas Buergenthal,Sean D. Murphy

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314279965

Category: Law

Page: 473

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This Fifth Edition of Public International Law in a Nutshell is a concise yet accurate summary of the field of public international law, covering its basic sources, actors, and procedures, and key subject matter areas, such as human rights, the law of the sea, international environmental law, the law of war, and U.S. foreign relations law. This edition is fully updated to include recent treaties, institutions, and Supreme Court decisions. The book is intended to be helpful for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.

International Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Marci Hoffman,Robert Berring

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634605212

Category:

Page: N.A

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This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it's aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. Finally, it sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Additional teaching materials are available for this title, and include online links to research sources noted in the book: Appendix A: Comprehensive List of Sources Appendix B: Websites Containing National Law Appendix C: Web Treaty Collections Appendix D: Planning Your Research and Organizational Tools

International Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: David P. Stewart

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314149923

Category: Law

Page: 445

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The Nutshell is intended as an introduction for students taking a first course in international criminal law as well as practitioners with little or no familiarity with the field. After a brief introduction to the history of international criminal law (from its origins through Nuremburg to the ad hoc tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda), it summarizes basic principles of international accountability (such as the doctrine of "legality") and concepts of international criminal jurisdiction (including "universal" jurisdiction). Several chapters focus on the International Criminal Court, in particular its substantive jurisdiction (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression), modes of liability and available defenses. Additional chapters cover the purposes and procedures of extradition (and its alternatives, such as "rendition") and mutual legal assistance (obtaining evidence abroad for use in criminal cases). Attention is also given to the major ?

International Project Finance in a Nutshell

Author: John M. Niehuss

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101348

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 526

View: 8129

The book provides a basic introduction to the legal and financial issues that arise at each stage of a project finance transaction. It contains a comprehensive overview of the concept of project finance and includes extensive coverage of the overall legal structure of a project and the key clauses in project and financial documents. It also has chapters on project preparation, procurement, sources of finance and other financial and credit support issues, restructuring, and investment dispute settlement. The Second Edition has been substantially revised and includes new chapters and material on: the application of project finance techniques to the funding of public-private partnerships, infrastructure, and the oil and gas sector; the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on project financing; offtake contracts; and recent dispute settlement developments. The book also features useful checklists for risk analysis, due diligence, concession and loan agreement terms, credit support, tax and accounting issues, and evaluation of sources of finance.

Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Morris L. Cohen,Kent C. Olson

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314180070

Category: Law

Page: 507

View: 5688

The Internet has dramatically affected the way legal research is conducted, but finding and using legal resources effectively remains an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major primary and secondary sources, including major web resources such as THOMAS and PACER as well as online databases and library materials. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, practice and specialized resources, and research in international and comparative law.

American Indian Law in a Nutshell

Author: William C. Canby

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 4460

Canby?s American Indian Law in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition is a succinct but comprehensive treatment of federal Indian law, with emphasis on jurisdictional problems and the policies underlying them. Topics include the history of American Indian law and policy, the federal-tribal trust relationship, Indian tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian country, Indian civil rights, tribal water rights and hunting and fishing rights. All text is supported by citation of cases and statutes.

Legal research in a nutshell

Author: Morris L. Cohen

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 9972

Designed as a teaching tool for use by individuals or in legal research courses, this pocket-size guide (5x7.5" overviews print and electronic sources, presenting legal materials in the order in which they are often consulted by beginning researchers. Part I, on basic sources, covers essential secondary and primary sources in American law. Part II covers sources such as legislative history, administrative regulations, looseleaf services, and directories. Part III introduces research in international and foreign law. In this seventh edition, Internet resources are integrated throughout. Cohen is professor emeritus of law at Yale Law School. Olson teaches legal research at the University of Virginia School of Law. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell

Author: David Epstein

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634606493

Category:

Page: N.A

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This classic student text, used by tens of thousands of law students for over 45 years has been revised to reflect changes in case law, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found this book helpful in comprehending reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions.

Transnational Litigation in a Nutshell

Author: George A. Bermann

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314145840

Category: Law

Page: 436

View: 8751

This title identifies and explores recurring problems caused by private cross-border disputes, while presenting the solutions that appear to be emerging, whether in the form of legislation, case law, treaty or Restatement enumeration. It covers personal and subject matter jurisdiction, parallel litigation, choice of forum, choice of law, extraterritorial discovery, extraterritorial provisional relief, recognition of foreign judgments, pleading, and proof of foreign law. International arbitration is also dealt with, with special emphasis on the role of courts in enforcing international arbitration agreements and effectuating international arbitral awards.

Family Law in a Nutshell

Author: John Myers,Harry Krause

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683282549

Category:

Page: 502

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Few areas of law practice cover as many issues as family law. The subject embraces marriage and divorce, annulment, custody of children, spousal and child support, complex property issues, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, and alternative means of reproduction. Each of these topics itself is complex. For example, within the broad subject of child custody lie the issues of interstate move away cases, international parental child abduction, and the impact of domestic violence on a parent's right to custody or visitation. In addition to purely legal issues, family law has a large psychological component, touching on some of the most important and sensitive aspects of human nature and interaction, such as, what is a family, what are the rights and responsibilities of parents toward children, and how should society respond to child abuse and domestic violence? All of these issues, and more, are discussed in this Nutshell. The book provides a thorough introduction to this challenging field of practice.

International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Folsom,Michael Gordon,Michael Van Alstine

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634599108

Category: Commercial treaties

Page: 437

View: 5130

This Nutshell examines the legal rules governing international trade and economic relations. After initial chapters on the legal and practical environment for trade enterprises, it analyzes the principal institutions and rules governing international trade. Special attention is paid to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, regulation of imports (including tariff rates, customs classification and valuation, and rules of origin), and trade remedy responses to import competition. Export controls, foreign corrupt practices, preferential trade agreements, and the trade law of the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement are also examined. U.S. law coverage is emphasized.

The Use of Nuclear Weapons and the Protection of the Environment during International Armed Conflict

Author: Erik Koppe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847314228

Category: Law

Page: 444

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In 1996, the International Court of Justice delivered an Advisory Opinion on the legality of the use of nuclear weapons in which the Court stated that "while the existing international law relating to the protection and safeguarding of the environment does not specifically prohibit the use of nuclear weapons it indicates important environmental factors that are properly to be taken into account in the context of the implementation of the principles and rules of the law applicable in armed conflict." The present work analyses this conclusion, focusing on the question whether or not the use of nuclear weapons during international armed conflict would violate existing norms of public international law relating to the protection and safeguarding of the environment. Although the use of weaponry during armed conflict is usually related to the protection of individuals, the rapidly emerging appreciation of, and the worldwide realization of the intrinsic value of, the natural environment as an indispensable asset for the continuation of life, including human life, on this planet, both for present and future generations, warrants a thorough and extensive examination of the question of the (il)legality of the employment of nuclear weapons from the point of view of international environmental protection law. The book consists of two parts. Part I discusses the historical development and the effects of nuclear weapons; Part II discusses the protection of the environment during international armed conflict under ius in bello, ius ad bellum and ius pacis. Only then is it possible to assess the legality of the use of nuclear weapons under this particular set of rules.

Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell

Author: Kenney F. Hegland

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314146441

Category: Law

Page: 462

View: 3375

The Second Case in the World; Legal Analysis Made Simple; Thoughts on Stare Decisis, Relative Value and Ethics; Studying Lass: Looking Busy is Not Enough; Reading Cases; Briefing Cases; General Study Tips; Writing Lass' Exams: The Only Skill Worth Having; More Stuff on Exams; Fear and Loathing in the First Year; Pretrial Process; Trials; Legal Argument (Moot Court); Mechanics of Oral Argument; Legal Research: High Drama in Dull Places; Legal Writing; Second and Third Years; Career Choices; Lawyers Talk About What They Do.

Modern Public Land Law in a Nutshell

Author: Robert L. Glicksman,George Cameron Coggins

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314240767

Category: Natural resources

Page: 351

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International Taxation in a Nutshell

Author: Richard Doernberg

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628105551

Category:

Page: 676

View: 3988

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.

Criminal Law in a Nutshell

Author: Arnold H. Loewy

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314194961

Category: Law

Page: 347

View: 8773

Gain an overview and develop perspective on the extensive area of criminal law. Organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Features special defenses and the burden of proof. Covers inchoate and group criminality. Also reflects on the limitations of criminal law.

Employment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Robert Covington,Joseph Seiner

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634607636

Category:

Page: 643

View: 4022

This Nutshell provides an overview of individual employee rights and responsibilities. It addresses a number of areas, including establishing and ending the employment relationship, protection of employee privacy and reputation, discrimination, regulation of wages and hours, employee physical safety, fringe benefits, and employee duties of loyalty. This edition includes a substantially revised treatment of discrimination law, expanded discussion of employment-based health care, and takes into account a number of recent Supreme Court decisions and the use of executive orders. It further addresses how employment law directly impacts the modern economy, discussing how this area of the law effects on-demand workers in the technology sector.