Today's wide-ranging family law courses challenge students to assimilate a vast array of material. Make sure your students understand the scope and depth of the subject by requiring or recommending Family Law: Examples & Explanations. This new paperback simplifies study by stressing clarity and coherence: straightforward presentation, with topics organized into discrete chapters to give quick access to specific principles comprehensive coverage puts family law in perspective and includes subjects not usually found in study guides, such as domestic violence, mediation, and professional responsibility focuses on what the reader wants to know, with clear explanations of difficult areas provides citations for important cases and applicable statutes to serve as a valuable research tool. When you examine this powerful study guide, be sure to notice: the authors use of the proven and popular Examples & Explanations style to reinforce basic knowledge and extend the application of that knowledge to a variety of situations - students must exercise higher level thinking skills, rather than rote recall relevant social science research that supplies an interdisciplinary perspective the text includes discussions of the Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act, relevant federal statutes, and the ALI Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution Family Law: Examples & Explanations is the study guide instructors can require or recommend with confidence.
Newly revised in its Fourth Edition, the popular text; Family Law for Paralegals offers a complete coverage of the basics of family law, combined with historical context and insight in topics of current interest. Engaging students with real-life examples and practical exercises centered on hot issues will induce excitement in the classroom and subsequently evoke a passionate response to the material covered in lecture. Instructors choose Family Law for Paralegals because: * this thoughtful and carefully written textbook offers paralegal students the nuts-and-bolts of the law, while also providing a relevant historical framework and exposure to some of the most dynamic issues in family law today * short historical overviews in each chapter give students a meaningful understanding of family law * comprehensive in coverage, the book covers basic coverage of the issues of marriage and divorce, as well as cutting-edge issues such as non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same-sex marriage * helpful real-life examples enhance the textual discussions while sample forms show students what they will encounter in practice * clear pedagogy--including summaries, key terms, and review and discussion questions--helps students better understand the material and develop their critical thinking and writing skills * a range of assignments in each chapter provides students with the opportunity to practice different skills including research, analysis, memo writing, and argumentation * the Instructor's Manual includes teaching tips and a Test Bank Exciting changes to this Fourth Edition include: * new cases that keep the book fresh in its Fourth Edition * Internet references in each chapter * updated topical coverage, with important new developments, particularly in the areas of gay/lesbian rights and nontraditional families Family Law for Paralegals, Fourth Edition uses clearly-written text and well-crafted pedagogy to make the material easily accessible to students, while a comprehensive educational package supports the instructor's efforts give their students a thorough understanding of family law as it applies today. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/ehrlich_familylaw4
In the fourth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments. Developments based on Obergefell v. Hodges are treated fully throughout the new edition. This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students. Contemporary Family Law highlights the issues of professional and ethical responsibility that arise in family law, not only by using Problems that invite students to engage in role playing, but also by devoting separate chapters to legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. While providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book also devotes chapters to nonmarital couples and to establishing parenthood. The book also emphasizes concrete aspects of legal practice and professional responsibility by, for example, including material at the end of the first chapter on shifting paradigms within family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, by addressing jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter, and by presenting problems for discussion in each chapter that enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children. New and expanded material in the fourth edition includes full treatment of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's ruling on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and its ramifications throughout family law. This edition has added a separate chapter on nonmarital couples, including a section on domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses in the wake of Obergefell; extensive coverage of debt and family finances, reflecting the current economic climate, as well as new material on how taxes affect families; substantially updated discussion of the impact of gender in child custody decisions and the current legal status of shared parenting; an expanded Section on the Hague Convention; detailed discussion of new and emerging reproductive technologies; and major revisions to the chapter on child support (including recent data on the central role of child support in low-income families). The chapter on private ordering integrates the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Finally, the comprehensive 700-page teachers manual presents explanations and pedagogical strategies, including extended exercises, that will help new adopters design a rich course that meets their students'
After your casebook, Casenote Legal Briefs will be your most important reference source for the entire semester. It is the most popular legal briefs series available, with over 130 titles, and is relied on by thousands of students for its expert case summaries, comprehensive analysis of concurrences and dissents, as well as of the majority opinion in the briefs. Casenotes Features: Keyed to specific casebooks by title/author Most current briefs available Redesigned for greater student accessibility Sample brief with element descriptions called out Redesigned chapter opener provides rule of law and page number for each brief Quick Course Outline chart included with major titles Revised glossary in dictionary format
This volume contains detailed information concerning the law on parental responsibilities in twenty-two European jurisdictions. The expert members of the CEFL have drafted national reports on the basis of a detailed questionnaire. These national reports, together with the relevant legal provisions, are available on CEFL's web site (www.law.uu.nl/priv/cefl). This book integrates all the given answers in order to provide an overview and a straightforward simultaneous comparison of the different solutions chosen within the national systems. On the basis of this reliable and comprehensive comparative material the CEFL will be able to draft Principles of European Family Law regarding Parental Responsibilities.
Do you want to go to law school? Better read this book first. With the crush of the economic downturn and tight job market, law school might be the right choice for you...or not. After having a first profession, author Erin Albert decided to attend law school, and graduated in May, 2012. After publishing several books, Dr. Albert wanted to publish a book about what law school is "really like." Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Read This Book: 10. You can live vicariously through the author's experience instead of putting yourself through the very expensive and time- consuming process of law school. 9. You want to learn about what it takes to be a part-time law student-on top of a life and a day job. 8. You want to learn about law school mistakes-and how to avoid them. 7. You want to learn what the #1 most important question to ask yourself is prior to heading back to school-and studying the law. 6. You want to find what it takes to go through the grind of law school. 5. You want details on the curriculum and the "extra stuff" - like law review, moot court, etc. 4. You want to understand how you will think differently about life after law school. 3. You are a professional already and are thinking of adding on law school to supplement your first career. 2. You need a good reality check on law school before you head back to class. 1. You want to avoid making potentially the biggest mistake of your life.
For an effective combination of examples and explanations and the proper tone to illuminate tax law and policy, turn to this proven study guide. FEDERAL INCOME TAX: Examples & Explanations, Fourth Edition, gives students a clear understanding of the Code and Regulations without oversimplifying the topic. The authors build a secure platform for understanding:unique Examples & Explanations series style combines textual material with well-written examples, explanations, and questions to test student comprehension of the materials and to provide practice in applying information to fact patternscomprehensive coverage combines cases, statutory, and regulatory analysiscompatibility with a wide variety of casebooksclear and straightforward writing style helps to demystify a difficult and intimidating subjectExam Appendix includes eight actual law school exams, complete with suggested answersnumerous policy questions appear throughout the textlogical organization helps students progress through the materialhelpful introductions explain the concepts to be studiedThe book has been thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition:reflects changes in the tax law since 2001, including those resulting from the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004, and the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004.includes new and updated examples and explanationsThousands of students have already benefited from the clarity and quality of FEDERAL INCOME TAX: Examples & Explanations. Be sure to recommend the Fourth Edition to your students.
"Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Terror in the Mind of God incorporates the events of September 11, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark study of religious terrorism. Juergensmeyer explores the 1993 World Trade Center explosion, Hamas suicide bombings, the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack, and the killing of abortion clinic doctors in the United States. His personal interviews with 1993 World Trade Center bomber Mahmud Abouhalima, Christian Right activist Mike Bray, Hamas leaders Sheik Yassin and Abdul Azis Rantisi, and Sikh political leader Simranjit Singh Mann, among others, take us into the mindset of those who perpetrate and support violence in the name of religion."--Provided by publisher.
As the leading textbook on this subject for the last 30 years, Cretney's Principles of Family Law: Provides discussions of legal principles combined with authoritative discussion of policy, practice issues and relevant empirical research Covers all main areas of family law including formal and informal relationships, as well as child law and financial and property matters Continues to be not just an explanation of the law as it stands, but an account of its historical background Includes an analysis of the factors underlying its development and a prompt to encourage discussion of the law's effectiveness in a contemporary society Discusses key policy developments including the Law Commission's work on cohabitation law reform; Civil Partnerships; Welfare to Work; Care Matters; and the Public Law Outline Updates the reader with the latest legislative developments including those resulting from: Civil Partnership Act 2004, Gender Recognition Act 2004, Domestic Violence, Crimes and Victims Act 2004, Children Act 2004 and the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 Examines the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill; the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill and the Children and Young Persons Bill and the impact these will have on family law once enacted Has coverage of all significant case law including: Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza, Miller v. Miller, McFarlane v. McFarlane, Charman v Charman, Oxley v Hiscock, Stack v. Dowden, Re G, and Wilkinson v Kitzinger