A Higher Law

Readings on the Influence of Christian Thought in Anglo-American Law

Author: Jeffrey A. Brauch

Publisher: Fred B Rothman & Company

ISBN: 9780837716947

Category: Law

Page: 479

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"This second edition is designed to further the quest to look beyond legal rules and institutions to the legal philosophies that shaped them. Its overall purpose and most of the readings remain unchanged, but some readings have been updated to reflect recent developments in the law, including critical race theory and jury reforms. This new edition also addresses current issues regarding international and constitutional law, considering the moral and legal arguments regarding preemptive war and whether transgendered individuals have a fundamental human right to change their sexual identity on their birth certificate. This broader focus recognizes that many clashes over legal worldview are taking place outside the realm of the common law."--Publisher's website.
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A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Author: Steven Baicker-McKee,William M. Janssen,John Bernard Corr

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314168153

Category: Law

Page: 1181

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Popular with law students, A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides a lucid, up-to-date explanation of all of the major topics in a typical first-year course in civil procedure. Updated and expanded, the guide contains more than 2,000 new citations; it also provides a discussion of procedure after removal of a case from state court, touching on such issues as the time limits for motions to remand, a federal judge's lack of jurisdiction to reconsider remand, and a federal appellate court's lack of jurisdiction to hear an appeal of remand order. The guide also covers such areas of procedure as jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, forum non conveniens, and res judicata.
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Basic Tort Law

Cases, Statutes, and Problems

Author: Arthur Best,David W. Barnes,Nicholas Kahn-Fogel

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897635

Category: Law

Page: 1008

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Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes—portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Offering comprehensive coverage that is suitable for one or two semester torts courses, Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems, Fifth Edition’s flexible organization accommodates courses that begin either with coverage of intentional torts in Chapter 2 or negligence, beginning with Chapter 3. Chapters 9-17 allow teachers to select additional topics that fit best with their curriculum and interests. Key Features: Cases edited to moderate length, so professors can help students analyze judicial reasoning and treatment of policy implications. Practice-oriented problems in each chapter. A new section on the intentional tort of false imprisonment, covering the concepts of confinement, consent, intentionality, and the shopkeeper’s privilege. A new case addressing whether strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities applies to fracking, which, juxtaposed with another featured case, illustrates the differing ways courts have approached the Restatement factors. A new case discussing joint and several liability, offering a straightforward introduction that enhances or may be substituted for a more detailed treatment of this complicated area. CasebookConnect features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flash flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.
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Legal Writing

Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.,J. Lyn Entrikin,Sheila Simon

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860065

Category: Law

Page: 448

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Legal Writing, 3E is written in a engaging style with the authors explaining analytical writing in a concise, friendly, and accessible way. Legal Writing, 3E includes outstanding coverage on organizing analysis according to the CREAC formula (also known as the paradigm), the writing process, storytelling techniques, rule analysis, statutory interpretation, and professionalism. In addition, the book has a dynamic website that includes Sheila Simon's famed lasagna and other exercises together with checklists and other learning tools. Key Features: Expanded coverage of professional email New sample documents: office memo, client letter, and motion memo Revised chapters on legal rules, statutory interpretation, point headings Expanded chapters on selecting authority, questions presented, and standards of review New chapters on client counseling and interviewing New, expanded, and updated exercises Redesigned with a new and attractive layout and typography throughout the book
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The Forms and Functions of Tort Law

Author: Kenneth S. Abraham

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 285

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The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, The Forms and Functions of Tort Law covers all the major cases and issues in the standard torts course, sharing Professor Abraham?s scholarly insights developed over 25 years of teaching. This analytical text addresses the cases and analyzes their implications, presenting the law of torts within a curricular context and covering the materials that law students are likely to encounter in a variety of courses. The straightforward, readable text in this paperback addresses both rules and policy and presents topics in a way that helps students grapple with the issues more effectively. Organized in the traditional manner, topics covered include intentional torts, negligence, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, defenses, strict liability, nuisance, products liability, damages, tort reform, invasion of privacy, defamation, misrepresentation, and the economic interference torts. Each chapter stands on its own, making the book ideal for use as a classroom text as well as for self-directed reading by students.
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Cases and Materials on Torts

Author: David Robertson,William Powers, Jr.,Olin Wellborn, III,David Anderson

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634608671

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Page: 616

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The casebook, which is organized along traditional doctrinal lines, teaches students how tort law works to resolve disputes in the real world of litigation and settlement negotiations. A teacher can start with intentional torts or with negligence. The first chapter is an overview of trial court procedure in tort cases; the second is a concise treatment of intentional torts and defenses; and the third introduces negligence law with a streamlined treatment of the core breach-of-duty/substandard conduct concept. Subsequent chapters treat the remainder of the prima facie case in negligence, the principal defenses to negligence liability, and some of the basic concepts entailed in multiparty litigation. The book's concluding chapters are basic coverage of medical malpractice, common law strict liability, products liability, and nuisance.
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Torts and Compensation, Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility, Concise

Author: Dan Dobbs,Ellen Bublick

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634608183

Category:

Page: 763

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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.
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How to Write Law Exams

Author: S. I. Strong,Brad Desnoyer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634593502

Category:

Page: 269

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Written for every law student who ever wondered how to get better grades in law school, How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected provides students of all levels with a detailed, comprehensive, and practical guide to success on law school exams. What's more, How to Write Law Exams applies equally to all subject matters, making this text an ideal supplement for every law school course. Focuses on law school and bar exams rather than the kind of assignments seen in legal writing class. As such, the book helps students improve their grades in all of their substantive courses, not just in their first year legal writing class. Provides readers with a proven and easy-to-implement means of maximizing points on a law school exam. Rather than repeating vague generalities about grammar and style or providing simple bullet-point lists as other writing guides do, this text breaks the well-known IRAC method of legal writing into comprehensible segments and gives students the tools needed to master their law exams. Provides readers with detailed student-written examples of the IRAC method in action. Annotated with line-by-line critiques, these sample essays show readers exactly what can go wrong in a law school exam and how to fix those problems before they appear on a graded paper. Combining in-depth analysis, easy-to-understand writing, and innovative design features, How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected is the answer to every law student's exam questions.
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Developing Professional Skills

Criminal Law

Author: Douglas Blaze,Joy Radice

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314279804

Category: Law

Page: 159

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This creative and original book provides ten independent exercises designed to help students master Criminal Law through real legal problems. Working with these exercises, students will tackle difficult criminal law questions to increase their understanding of the course topics while simultaneously developing skills in client interviewing and counseling, legal drafting, negotiation, and advocacy. These exercises also make it easier to integrate skills training into a traditional criminal law course. Each exercise is based on fundamental criminal law concepts so that the book can supplement any criminal law casebook. Students learn criminal law doctrine through problems requiring them to: Negotiate a plea agreement about an appropriate sentence Interview and counsel clients about their charges Write an email to a supervising prosecutor Prepare a defense letter to a prosecutor countering a plea offer Draft an amendment to a criminal statute Make a closing argument The book also provides a brief overview and tips for effective interviewing, negotiation, and counseling to help students begin the process of mastering the relevant skills. And it situates the lawyering exercises in the context of related professional responsibility rules.
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Property Law

Author: D. Benjamin Barros,Anna P. Hemingway

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454847794

Category: Law

Page: 1136

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An innovative Property casebook that re-imagines the law school casebook format. Covering all the major topics included in a basic 1L Property course, Property Law looks more like an undergraduate textbook than a traditional law school casebook, making use of sidebars, illustrations, and other design devices to present material more clearly. The authors present concepts simply, then move the discussion toward complexity--the opposite of the approach taken by many current texts. Clear yet sophisticated, the casebook is the perfect choice for all skill levels. Including problems that students can and should be able to do on their own, explanatory answers, and skills-based exercises, this casebook is both professor-friendly and student-friendly. Themes that run through the course are highlighted throughout the book, resulting in a casebook that clearly presents the fundamentals of property law. This allows students to develop an understanding of basic concepts on their own while allowing professors to assist their students in developing an advanced understanding of property law. Key Features: Starts from simplicity and moves to complexity: The book first provides text that explains the basic doctrine, then presents a simple case example, and finally moves to more complex issues. Cases are introduced with explanatory text discussing the law and issues surrounding the case. This radically different approach from most other casebooks allows students to have a better grasp of the concepts and themes before they even read the case. Includes problems and exercises that students can complete on their own, with explanatory answers included in an appendix. Innovative design aids student learning, with sidebars, diagrams, charts, and illustrations that make concepts clearer to students. Cases are used as examples, not introductions to legal rules. Many topics in the book feature introductory text, illustrations, and problem sets before a single case is introduced, to aid in students' legal learning. Includes sample documents, helping students to understand core concepts. Perfect for a four-credit course, the book also features a modular design that can be used in courses of varying credit size.
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The Bluebook

A Uniform System of Citation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789998255289

Category: Citation of legal authorities

Page: 415

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Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.
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A Civil Action

Author: Jonathan Harr

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030780478X

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened. A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Rules of Contract Law 2012-2013 Statutory Supplement

Author: Knapp,Charles L. Knapp,Nathan M. Crystal,Harry G. Prince

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454818564

Category: Law

Page: 339

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This convenient paperback from a highly respected author team supplements the authors' own casebook as well as any other casebook for Contracts. Containing selected portions of the principal resources used in the course--Articles 1 and 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the Restatement (Second) of Contracts, and the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)--the authors have also included additional statutory resources to enhance the study of contract law. The sample examination questions and materials on drafting a contract are helpful study aids for students. Rules of Contract Law 2009-2010 includes: Uniform Commercial Code--Articles 1 and 2 (Pre-revision Text) Uniform Commercial Code--Articles 1 and 2 (Revised Text) Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods Restatement (Second) of Contracts Principles of International Commercial Contracts (2004) Materials on Electronic Contracting Contract Drafting: A Sample Problem Sample Examination Questions, now including a grading sheet
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