A Short & Happy Guide to Torts

Author: Roger E. Schechter

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277879

Category: Law

Page: 197

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In this concise book Professor Schechter, an award-winning teacher and prominent national bar lecturer has balanced brevity and humor with a clear, crisp and thorough review of basic Torts doctrine. His comprehensive survey includes not only thorough coverage of core topics such as negligence and strict products liability, but provides an overview of the economic and dignitary torts, damages issues, and vicarious liability as well. As the series title promises, the author has kept it short, and the book will make students happy.
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A Short and Happy Guide to Property

Author: Paula A. Franzese

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314282415

Category: Law

Page: 147

View: 1924

This efficient and effective Second Edition takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Professor Paula Franzese, a nationally renowned teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, recording system, zoning, and eminent domain and includes, in this expanded Second Edition, the top ten themes of Property law, the rule of capture, and the law of finders. Learn from this nine-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and become a property connoisseur!
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A Short and Happy Guide to Contracts

Author: David G. Epstein,Bruce A. Markell,Lawrence Ponoroff

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277930

Category: Law

Page: 125

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This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Contracts will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. The authors have also infused the book with humor, believing there is nothing inconsistent between a rigorous academic experience and having a little fun. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has taught Contracts for decades. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing each critical aspect of the contract relationship, including, contract formation (offer and acceptance), enforcement (consideration and defenses), interpretation, performance, breach, and remedies.
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A Short & Happy Guide to Constitutional Law

Author: Mark C. Alexander

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314286055

Category: Law

Page: 183

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This efficient book takes the complex subject matter of Constitutional Law and makes it easier to understand and digest. World-renowned Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Alexander carefully explains the key concepts involved in Con Law and also brings it home with straightforward explanations of why you are reading and discussing the cases you are assigned every day. The subject matter runs the gamut from Marbury v. Madison and the structural side of the course to Due Process and Equal Protection. In addition, he provides exam-taking tips, and general words of guidance on how to make it through law school, and beyond, to a rewarding legal career.
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A Short & Happy Guide to Evidence

Author: Sydney Beckman

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683289371

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 349

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A Short & Happy Guide to Evidence takes a challenging subject and breaks it into manageable pieces that are easy to understand and digest. Using practical examples and humor, this book takes you through the most difficult, and most often tested, rules. After reading this book you will finally understand the Hearsay Rule. Flowcharts and graphics will assist the reader in a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence and how they interact with each other.
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A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student

A Daily Companion for Law School, Practice and Life

Author: Paula A. Franzese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314291073

Category: Law

Page: 275

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A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student is a must-read whenever worry or doubt creep in. In this volume you will find essential wisdom for the study of law and life. Learn from the unprecedented ten-time recipient of the Professor of the Year award how to be your best in and out of class, how to prepare for exams, how to succeed on exams, how to put your best foot forward in a job interview, how to find teachers to inspire you, what to do in classes that leave you uninspired, how to cope with stress and how to create value in everything you do.
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A Short and Happy Guide to Criminal Law

Author: Joseph Kennedy

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314287618

Category:

Page: 406

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This book leaves newcomers to criminal law with what they need most: key concepts they can remember! Too many criminal law guides bury the novice in detailed rules when nine times out of ten mastery of the fundamental concepts is the key to success on the exam or in practice. Remembering these concepts is made easier by a "forest before the trees" organization and the use of quirky, often funny examples that stick the concepts to the reader's memory. Bonus chapters offer valuable tips for students on how to succeed in the study of the law. You'll laugh and learn. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.
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Short and Happy Guide to Business Contracts

Author: Rachel Barnett

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640200722

Category: Contracts

Page: 224

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Let's get to the point. We have all signed contracts without really understanding what was written on the paper. However, there is no reason to be intimidated by fancy legal language as anyone can master common terms found in nearly all business contracts. Written by an experienced lawyer, the Short & Happy Guide to Business Contracts explains everyday contract terms and makes them easy to understand. This book is the first of its kind to reveal exactly how practitioners review and mark up contracts from start to finish. Short & Happy does not bore you with legal theory, but rather focuses on understanding how contracts are negotiated in the real world. This guide covers topics including payment terms, limitations of liability, representations and warranties, indemnification, term and termination, confidentiality (NDAs), data security and privacy, as well as many others. Short & Happy contains a simple roadmap to negotiate terms and avoid common pitfalls like an experienced practitioner.
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A Short and Happy Guide to the MPRE

Author: Leah Christensen

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634603478

Category:

Page: 141

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This Short and Happy Guide is meant to provide students with the essential concepts and overarching themes that are most frequently tested on the MPRE. The Guide covers the rules of professional responsibility giving students the best introduction they can have as they begin their exam preparation. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.
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A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer

Author: Kenney F. Hegland,Paul D. Bennett

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314278791

Category: Law

Page: 117

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This is a friendly and helpful companion for clinical students and new lawyers as they venture forth. Among its topics are solving problems, telling stories, coping with lies and mistakes, interviewing and counseling clients, investigating and negotiating cases, writing legal memos, making oral arguments and trying lawsuits. Kenney Hegland introduced many to legal education with The Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell. Paul Bennett is a well known clinician. There are many fine books focusing on specific lawyering skills; this one is unique: it covers, in 115 pages, a lot of them. It's a wonderful review of the trees and a needed overview of the forest. It's quite readable: short and happy, quick and funny. Dollars to donuts, this book will be your students' favorite, the one they will take with them. You will be even more popular.
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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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Franzese's a Short and Happy Guide to the Law of Sales

Author: Paula Franzese

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314279880

Category:

Page: N.A

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Learn the UCC from a master teacher. Professor Paula A. Franzese, featured in What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press), is the ten-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and the creator and editor of the Short and Happy Guide series. This efficient and concise volume sets forth clear rules and techniques for mastering the elements of contract formation, content, performance, breach and remedies. Complex topics such as the battle of the forms, the statute of frauds, the parol evidence rule, excuse doctrine, warranties, buyer's remedies and seller's remedies are presented in straightforward, easy to understand terms. The examples are fun and engaging, and the checklists and summaries contained at the beginning and end of each chapter are priceless study tools. Read this book and become a Code connoisseur and legal ninja! Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.
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Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts

Author: Marvin A. Chirelstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609303303

Category: Law

Page: 258

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Recommended in more than 100 schools, the updated seventh edition of Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts is a readable primer that offers first-year law students a reliable overview of the major themes and leading cases in the field of the law of contracts. This contracts primer is straightforward and uncluttered, covering the main themes of the first-year contracts course, together with related cases.
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Understanding Civil Procedure

Author: Gene R. Shreve,Peter Raven-Hansen

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327189894

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This well-established treatise is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. It also reflects the authors' belief that students of civil procedure can understand and appreciate complex principles when they are clearly presented; teaching civil procedure does not require dumbing it down. The authors use the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as a model, but they also refer to different state rules and doctrines where appropriate in order to present a representative cross-section of state models. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.
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Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510637

Category: Law

Page: 152

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The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. In this Very Short Introduction Raymond Wacks analyses the nature and purpose of the legal system, and the practice by courts, lawyers, and judges. Wacks reveals the intriguing and challenging nature of legal philosophy with clarity and enthusiasm, providing an enlightening guide to the central questions of legal theory. In this revised edition Wacks makes a number of updates including new material on legal realism, changes to the approach to the analysis of law and legal theory, and updates to historical and anthropological jurisprudence. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Torts Stories

Author: Robert L. Rabin,Stephen D. Sugarman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587785030

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Ideally suited as a supplement in a first-year torts course or as a text for an advanced seminar, Torts Stories provides an enriched understanding of ten leading torts cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges and socioeconomic factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. The publication provides students with an understanding of ten leading torts cases: United States v. Carroll Towing Co., the Hand Formula's Home Port; MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., Simplifying the Facts while Reshaping the Law; Rowland v. Christian, Hallmark of an Expansionary Era; Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California, The Therapist s Dilemma; The Wagon Mound Cases, Foreseeability, Causation, and Mrs. Palsgraf; Hymowitz v. Eli Lilly and Co., Markets of Mothers; Murphy v. Steeplechase Amusement Co., While the Timorous Stay at Home, the Adventurous Ride the Flopper; Rylands v. Fletcher, Tort Law's Conscience; Esc
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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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Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory

Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198806019

Category: Jurisprudence

Page: 407

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Written with students in mind, Professor Raymond Wacks brings legal theory to life through his lucid and entertaining style. The author has crafted a manageable guide, balancing concise introductions to the key theorists and core issues such as punishment and rights without ignoring thesubtleties of the subject. Seminal quotes from leading scholars are included to help students recognise the impact of their work, while extensive further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter invite students to explore the broad range of literature available on central topics. Each chapter concludes with a series ofcritical questions designed to encourage reader to think analytically about the law and the key debates which surround it. This book is accompanied by online resources which includes multiple-choice questions with instant feedback to give students the chance to test their understanding.
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Supplement to American Constitutional Law

Structure and Reconstruction - Cases, Notes, and Problems

Author: Charles A. Shano

Publisher: Thomson West

ISBN: 9780314162212

Category: Law

Page: 94

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This law school casebook supplement reflects the major lines of Supreme Court authority, placing cases within an historical context and organizational framework appropriate for law students. Focuses on the structure of the Constitution and its reconstruction, both by amendment and by judicial interpretation. Does not cover the First Amendment. This supplement covers the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions from the current term, plus additional notes, questions, and review problems built around these cases and other developing areas of American Constitutional Law.
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