Contemporary Employment Law

Author: C. Kerry Fields,Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873434

Category: Law

Page: 804

View: 8069

Contemporary Employment Law, Third Edition, is a straightforward approach to learning the legal essentials of managing a modern workforce, through a practical, balanced discussion of employment and labor law. Designed for a one-semester course that covers the major aspects of employment and discrimination law, the text begins by identifying the differences between employees and independent contractors. In a three-part format, the authors cover the Employment Relationship, Equal Opportunity Laws, and Employee Protections and Benefits. The text is written with the student in mind, with interesting examples, concepts summaries, modern topics and issues, and a clearly written narrative approach to the material.

Contemporary Law Office Management

Author: Lori Tripoli

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454846127

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 1119

Practical and engaging introduction to Law Office Management for paralegals. Features: Comprehensive overview of the basics of law office management in today's legal environment. Features real-world examples of law office management issues faced in the law office today. Includes helpful vocabulary, constructive discussion starters, and useful case excerpts underscoring core concepts. All of these help instructor's engage students with the material. Discussion questions and case studies are provided at the end of each chapter to reinforce the material. Each chapter includes review checklists and additional resources to help students master the concepts. Students are taught the ethical requirements of the legal business but are also challenged to understand their real-world underpinnings. New to the Second Edition: Updated to reflect changes in the legal profession as clients demand economically viable solutions and technology increasingly allows lawyers to provide them Coverage of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Chapter 5. Coverage of sustainability in facility management in Chapter 6 More focus on developing demonstrable skills useful in law office management, in the legal field, and beyond Greater emphasis on client relationship management and legal project management by all members of the legal team Career preparation tips in every chapter Chapter outcomes added to the beginning of every chapter Coverage of texts and instant messaging in Chapter 7 New section on Marketing the Law Firm in Chapter 8 Enhanced discussion of social media and its usefulness in law firm marketing

Women and Policing in America

Classic and Contemporary Readings

Author: Kimberly D. Hassell,Carol Archbold,Dorothy Moses Schulz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9781454802426

Category: Law

Page: 444

View: 1358

Virtually unique in the field, Women and Policing in America deals with women as criminal justice professionals, rather than as victims or perpetrators. It is the only coursebook offering a diverse selection of peer-reviewed articles devoted to women in American policing. With comprehensive, accessible chapter introductions by co-authors who are among the most authoritative and respected professionals in the field, Women and Policing in America will become a foundational text for this rapidly growing area of research, college study and employment. Hallmark features of Women and Policing in America: Foundational, peer-reviewed articles on provocative topics, including: Tribal policing. Minority female officers. Lesbian officers. Police women in administrative roles. Affirmative action, unions, and female police employment. Use of force. Gender and stress. Diverse readings cover the chronology of and context for: Issues spanning the entire arc of a female police officer's career. Developments affecting women in American policing. History of women in policing--from the first police matrons to today's female police chiefs. Comprehensive, accessible chapter introductions by authoritative co-authors place readings in context. Challenging, engaging overviews of each topic. Extensive reference lists, suggested readings, and areas for future research. Chapter 1. The History of Women in Policing Chapter 2. Hiring, Training, Retention, and Promotion Chapter 3 The Police Role and the Acceptance of Women in Policing Chapter 4. Workplace Experiences of Women in Policing Chapter 5. Police Practices: Women on Patrol Chapter 6. The Future of Women in Policing

Fundamentals of Predictive Analytics with JMP, Second Edition

Author: Ron Klimberg,B. D. McCullough

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1629608017

Category: Computers

Page: 406

View: 9079

Written for students in undergraduate and graduate statistics courses, as well as for the practitioner who wants to make better decisions from data and models, this updated and expanded second edition of Fundamentals of Predictive Analytics with JMP(R) bridges the gap between courses on basic statistics, which focus on univariate and bivariate analysis, and courses on data mining and predictive analytics. Going beyond the theoretical foundation, this book gives you the technical knowledge and problem-solving skills that you need to perform real-world multivariate data analysis. First, this book teaches you to recognize when it is appropriate to use a tool, what variables and data are required, and what the results might be. Second, it teaches you how to interpret the results and then, step-by-step, how and where to perform and evaluate the analysis in JMP . Using JMP 13 and JMP 13 Pro, this book offers the following new and enhanced features in an example-driven format: an add-in for Microsoft Excel Graph Builder dirty data visualization regression ANOVA logistic regression principal component analysis LASSO elastic net cluster analysis decision trees k-nearest neighbors neural networks bootstrap forests boosted trees text mining association rules model comparison With today’s emphasis on business intelligence, business analytics, and predictive analytics, this second edition is invaluable to anyone who needs to expand his or her knowledge of statistics and to apply real-world, problem-solving analysis. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Gender Law and Policy

Author: Katharine T. Bartlett,Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454848448

Category: Law

Page: 848

View: 2720

Gender Law and Policy touches on every area of life-topics thatreach us all-such as employment, family, education, and sexual identity. Katharine T. Bartlett and Deborah L. Rhode offer a theoretical framework that supports thoughtful and systematic analysis, alongside over 100 practical questions of contemporary law and policy. Features: Organized in theoretical frameworks to enable student to grasp different conceptualizations of equality and justice. Provides complete, up-to-date coverage of conventional ""women and the law"" issues, including employment law, affirmative action, sexual harassment, reproductive rights, domestic violence, Title IX, and poverty and race. Shows the complex ways in which gender permeates the law, including issues relating to property, ethics, contracts, sports, and criminal law. Tailors cases to undergraduate use, almost entirely omitting procedural issues

The Professional Paralegal

Author: Allan M. Tow,Mark S. Rotondo

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876131

Category: Law

Page: 552

View: 6941

The Professional Paralegal presents a comprehensive and pragmatic overview of today s legal system and the diverse role of the contemporary paralegal. The innovative use of profiles and experiences of professional paralegals woven throughout the text provide personal and motivating insight while introducing practical tools, substantive issues, and the all-important consideration of ethics. This textbook presents information in a manner easily accessed by students and offers many opportunities for discussion, research, and review. Key Features: Offers a down-to-earth approach to the law, the legal profession, and the paralegal s important role in the delivery of legal services. Blends both legal theory and practice together and updates important changes in the law and new approaches to legal practice in a variety of settings. Offers solid guidance on seeking legal employment and working well within the law office. For future paralegals working in private practice, government offices, or even as freelance professionals, this new edition also offers a fresh perspective on issues such as the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) and other issues unique to the professional paralegal.

Gender and Law

Theory, Doctrine, Commentary

Author: Katharine T. Bartlett,Deborah L. Rhode,Joanna L. Grossman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454883219

Category: Law

Page: 960

View: 8457

Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary, 7E is organized around theoretical frameworks, showing different conceptualizations of equality and justice and their impact on concrete legal problems. The text provides complete, up-to-date coverage of conventional “women and the law” issues, including employment law and affirmative action, reproductive rights, LGBTQ issues, domestic violence, rape, pornography, international women’s rights, and global trafficking. Showing the complex ways in which gender permeates the law, the text also explores the gender aspects of subject matters less commonly associated with gender, such as property, ethics, contracts, sports, and civil procedure. Throughout, the materials allow an emphasis on alternative approaches and how these approaches make a difference. Excerpted legal cases, statutes, and law review articles form an ongoing dialogue within the book to stimulate thought and discussion and over 200 provocative “putting theory into practice” problems challenge students to think deeply about current gender law issues. Key Features of the new edition include: Materials surrounding LGBTQ issues have been significantly expanded to reflect statutory and judicial developments, including United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges, legal developments concerning transgender individuals, and sexual orientation discrimination.In addition, the materials on sexual orientation discrimination have been woven throughout the book, rather than cabined in a separate section. Equal pay materials have been expanded and refocused to include cases on the “factor other than sex” defense and legislative efforts to strengthen protections against pay discrimination. Coverage of pregnancy and caregiver discrimination has been significantly expanded, and the Supreme Court’s opinion in Young v. United Parcel Service is included. Reproductive health materials have been revamped to reflect developments in the law concerning the Affordable Care Act and responses to legislative efforts to curtail women’s access to contraception and abortion. These materials included the addition of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstadt. International comparisons have been enlarged and updated. Updated profile of women in the legal system and the barriers to gender equity. Complete reworking and updating of materials on campus rape, including celebrated cases and reform strategies. Revised materials on domestic violence, prostitution, and pornography, including feminist debates over appropriate responses. Updated analysis of women, poverty, and income inequality. Increased attention to conflicts between gender and religion. Many additional Putting Theory Into Practice problems have been added, most of them reflecting contemporary disputes and conflicts. This brings the total number of problems to 200. Moreover, the teacher’s manual includes dozens of video clips that might be used in class at different points.

Employment Discrimination

Procedures, Principles, and Practice

Author: Joseph A. Seiner

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454869631

Category: Law

Page: 744

View: 9535

This streamlined, straightforward casebook offers a fresh perspective on employment discrimination law, presenting a procedural-based approach (lacking in other texts) to the topic with interactive materials throughout the text. While still providing the traditional employment discrimination casebook coverage, this text emphasizes the importance of procedural issues in workplace cases. It includes a unique best practices chapter which discusses the most effective ways to address workplace discrimination, from both a theoretical and legal perspective. Numerous exercises and problems foster classroom discussion. Practice tips situate students in the role of a practicing lawyer. Cases are modern and cutting-edge, demonstrating the importance of employment discrimination law. Each chapter includes a chapter-in-review, and summary charts and graphs are used throughout the text to further student comprehension. Text boxes within cases, historical notes, and news events are all effectively used to help bring the material to life in an innovative new way. Features: Streamlined and straightforward organization offers hands-on approach for students Comprehensive coverage addresses core statutory and regulatory provisions (including discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability and age). Recent Supreme Court cases (including UPS, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ricci, Wal-Mart, and Ledbetter) emphasize skills-based approach to learning Best Practices chapter examines ways to address workplace discrimination, from both theoretical and legal perspective Interactive problems at the start of each chapter introduce important concepts and are followed up throughout the chapter to expand on the material Visual aids such as photos, graphs, tables, and flow charts help enliven the presentation and clarify the concepts Post-case notes/questions (including Historical and Newsworthy notes) offer additional insight Class exercises help foster group discussion Practice tips and procedural points situate the student in the role of a practicing lawyer Chapter-in-Review allows students the opportunity to verify their understanding of material The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. In order to receive access to the hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations found in the Examples & Explanations, you will need to purchase a new print casebook.

Investing in People

Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives

Author: Wayne F. Cascio,John W. Boudreau

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0137070926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 7079

In this book Wayne Cascio and John Boudreau show exactly how to choose, implement, and use metrics to improve decision-making, organizational effectiveness, and maximize the value of HR investments. This book's integrated approach clearly establishes links between HR programs, employee behaviors, and operational and financial outcomes. Using its techniques, you can rationalize your approach to absenteeism and turnover, employee health and wellness, attitudes and engagement, performance and talent management, training and development, and much more. For every area, you'll find proven Metrics As Well As Practical Guidance On Communicating Your Results And Gaining Communicating B Leadership Buy-In. Credibly Link HR Investments With Stockholder Value-Discover Innovative New Ways To Quantify And Communicate The Value Of HR Programs Optimize HR Investments Across The Entire Staffing Process-Leverage Maximum Value From Staffing, Training, And Compensation Make Smarter Decisions About Health, Wellness, And Welfare Programs-The Economics Of Employee Assistance, Worksite Health Promotion, And Disease Prevention Target Performance Management Investments For Better Results-Estimate And Compare The Value Of Performance Improvements In Any Job Or Role

The Good, the Bad, and Your Business

Choosing Right When Ethical Dilemmas Pull You Apart

Author: Jeffrey L. Seglin

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471347798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6463

Does the need to make a profit outweigh the need to reward employees fairly? Should you tell your staff why you fired someone and risk being sued for defamation? Is it more important to make payroll or pay your vendors? Business professionals face ethical decisions like these every day. Such dilemmas will keep even the most seasoned managers tossing and turning at night. You can rest assured that at some point in your career you'll be faced with making, or witness the making of, an ethical decision-and the action you take will not only define you, but also what your company stands for. The pressure to make the right choices is incredible; indecision or one small misstep can be the kiss of death in today's highly competitive, fast-moving economy. Productivity can drop off, employee morale can plummet, dissatisfied customers can flee, and your competitor may take a large bite out of your profits-while the dilemma remains unsolved. The Good, The Bad, and Your Business shows companies how to run more efficiently by improving their navigation of everyday moral business dilemmas. Respected writer and journalist Jeffrey Seglin reveals how otherwise decent people can make mistakes and find themselves in serious ethical trouble. His practical approach uses real-life examples to help you see the difference between a "gray area" and an outright misdeed so you can act faster when faced with such ethical decisions. Without being preachy or theoretical, The Good, The Bad, and Your Business looks at how others have faced moral dilemmas and gives you the tools to help you reach your own decisions. You'll see firsthand how businesspeople have grappled with difficult issues, from how to draw the line between lying and posturing, to whether it's ever ethical to spy on competitors, to how to align personal beliefs with business practices. You'll also discover the common misperceptions about ethics in business and learn how to define your "comfort" level so that you can conduct business knowing you've made thoughtful decisions with full knowledge of the possible consequences. The Good, The Bad, and Your Business: * Looks at how company owners and managers make difficult decisions as they try to keep cash flow strong enough to stay in business * Examines how to deal with employee issues, from how far to go to help a troubled employee to what policy-if any-to take on romantic relationships between coworkers * Reveals the motivations that lie behind how people decide where to "draw the line" on what they will and will not do * Focuses on how the decisions you make can affect the common good-the larger community in which you're doing business "Well-written and lucid, this book does not preach; it teaches the reader how to think intelligently about hard choices. Every executive who wants to build a successful business and wants to do so with integrity-should read this book."-Jim Collins, Coauthor, Built to Last "It's a rare business book that can truly change your life, and Jeff Seglin's latest is just that. You'll find no grandstanding or buzzwords, but rather a compelling blend of research and worldly experience, written by a master. He's the perfect travel guide for the examined life we all must lead to achieve meaningful success. Don't miss this one!"-Steven Leveen, Cofounder and President, Levenger "Finally a book about modern ethics and business that you don't have to get all dressed up to read! Writing with a sure touch, lively language, and a wonderful wit . . . Jeff Seglin has found a way to wake up his subject without once getting bogged down. He never lectures . . . he knows his stuff and he respects his readers' intelligence. This terrific book is the next best thing to talking to your smart, warm, and funny best friend about the toughest decisions you'll ever have to make. It's flat-out superb."-Nancy K. Austin, Coauthor, A Passion for Excellence

Constitutional Law and American Democracy

Cases and Readings

Author: Corey Brettschneider

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735579828

Category: Law

Page: 1364

View: 2365

In what promises to become a foundational undergraduate and law school text, Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings goes beyond parsing cases, providing ample

International Law and Armed Conflict

Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War

Author: Laurie R. Blank,Gregory P. Noone

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1454881356

Category: Law

Page: 832

View: 1703

Experienced authors with over 45 years combined teaching and working in the field use fundamental principles and sources to instruct and guide discussion about the application of the law of armed conflict to contemporary and future questions. Students can gain a solid foundation in the law and develop the tools they need to analyze complex legal problems. International Law and Armed Conflict shows how the law informs operational and policy decision-making. Placing the law of armed conflict in context with related fields, such as human rights law and national security law, the text provides a complete framework for understanding legal paradigms during and after conflict. Innovative materials allow flexibility across a range of class scenarios, from a stand-alone course to part of a broader survey class. New to the Second Edition: New technologies and the law of armed conflict, including cyber, unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous weapons systems The conflict in Syria, including ISIS, genocide and chemical weapons attacks Humanitarian assistance and the challenges of protecting the civilian population in urban conflicts Contemporary debates regarding detention in non-international armed conflict, human rights law, and targeted killing Professors and students will benefit from: Experienced authors with over 45 years combined teaching and working in the law of armed conflict field in the military, at think tanks, and in academia Use of the fundamental principles and sources of the law to inform discussions and questions about contemporary and future questions An approach that gives students a solid foundation in the law and the analytical tools they need to analyze complex legal situations and problems and to understand how the law informs and impacts operational and policy decision-making Context that ties together the law of armed conflict with other related fields, such as human rights law and national security law, to provide a complete framework for understanding the legal paradigm applicable during and after conflict Teaching materials include: Substantive and innovative tools and materials to teach this topic as a stand-alone class or as part of a broader class on a range of related topics A Teacher’s manual with additional sources, discussion points, and key background information, all designed for maximum use and flexibility in a range of class scenarios

Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice

Author: Tina M. Fielding Fryling

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454846364

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 7137

Constitutional Law In Criminal Justice presents the constitutional provisions most directly related to criminal law, demonstrating their daily impact on the attitudes, capabilities, events, and responses of legal professionals in policing, courtrooms, and federal agencies. The U.S. Constitution guides every facet of the investigation of crime and of threats to public safety and national security, and to further readers' understanding of the nature of these procedures, this book examines both the Constitution's relevant provisions and the central developments in their interpretation by the Supreme Court and other U.S. courts. Features: Accessible coverage of incorporation and the application of the Fourth, Fifth,Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as the First and Second Amendments as they relate to crime and criminal justice. Open-ended scenarios, based on actual cases, that allow students to explore situations they will need to think through and act in every day as members of the criminal justice system working amid layers of scrutiny and changing laws and interpretation. An author, an experienced professor of constitutional law in criminal justice and practitioner in a private criminal law practice and as a public defender in the appellate division, who brings actual criminal court experience to the page. Emphasis on the practical application of constitutional law for those working in the criminal justice system, using samples of actual court and police documents, such as a warrant application and criminal complaint.

Policing America

An Introduction

Author: Willard M. Oliver

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454849312

Category: Law

Page: 558

View: 1140

Policing America is an introductory textbook to policing in the United States. In a balanced approach, the text presents the theoretical foundations of American policing, with a focus on contemporary police practices and research. Oliver covers all of the key topics in policing, but does not overburden the student with either extraneous material only loosely related to policing or the overly detailed presentation of research more suited to a graduate program. In an engaging and readable style, the author offers an overview of past practices and research in policing, but emphasizes more contemporary policing practices and research. The focus of the book is on a contextual understanding of concepts in American policing. It is supported by the academic research, balanced with the voice of the American police officer. Features: Balanced approach that emphasizes contemporary policing. Written by an academic with police experience, resulting in an approach that combines the theoretical and the practical aspects of police work. Uses hypotheticals to bring the concepts to life for students. Student-friendly and accessible presentation incorporates graphic elements such as boxed features and charts to emphasize and summarize key points. Encourages students to think critically about the role of policing in today’s society. Oliver is an experienced author of textbooks in the criminal justice and policing fields, having authored or co-authored over a dozen books.

Insurance Law and Policy

Cases and Materials

Author: Tom Baker,Kyle D. Logue

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454890541

Category: Law

Page: 720

View: 940

A contemporary, easy-to-teach text by high-profile authors, this casebook invites students and teachers to re-imagine the field of Insurance Law. The authors demonstrates the big-picture role of insurance law and policy in American business and society, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in casebooks. Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials uses more statutory material than any other casebook, with statutes typically presented through problems. Manageable assignments contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem.

Race, Racism, and American Law

Author: Derrick A. Bell

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 9780735575745

Category: Law

Page: 766

View: 2490

The Sixth Edition of this innovative text written by Derrick Bell continues to provide students with insight into the issues surrounding race in America and an understanding of how the law interprets those issues as well as the factors that directly and indirectly influence the law. The first casebook published specifically for teaching race related law courses, Race, Racism, and American Law is engaging, offering hard-hitting enlightenment, and is an unparalleled teaching tool. Among the features that have made this text a success with both students and instructors through five editions over 35 years: Clear and readable text along with a participatory approach that encourages discussion of unresolved and perhaps unresolvable racial issues. Interdisciplinary excerpts from historical, sociological, and psychological publications that provide comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the subject and in this edition pose the question of the law's limitations in remedying current racial barriers. Creative hypothetical exercises for possible briefing and argument to the class by student advocates. The presentations promote a learning by teaching experience that enables students to realize the complex nature and consequences of racism in the United States Commentary on the Supreme Court's conception of a "color-blind" society and its adverse effects on school desegregation, voting, employment, and affirmative action Alternatives to integration in achieving the goal of equal educational opportunity. The absence or inadequacy of remedies for racial barriers facing Latino, Asian and Native American citizens. Discussion of Professor Lani Guinier's advocacy of proportional representation over majority-minority districts. The uses of nooses as racial intimidation symbols replacing flaming crosses. Racial priorities in Hurricane Katrina's rescue and recovery policies. The legal ramifications of the disproportionately high percentage of blacks and Hispanics in American prisons Legal and social barriers to blacks and Latinos seeking to challenge employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. The growing acceptance and continued hostility to interracial sex and marriage. The vulnerability of black and Latino buyers to consumer schemes and sub-prime mortgages. The limited value of racial protests during a time of war and national crisis. Fully updated, the Sixth Edition includes: Increased citation to and discussion of law review articles that offer new and perhaps controversial perspectives, which Professor Bell utilizes to provide divergent views and thus better provoke class discussion and independent student thought Summaries of new Supreme Court cases A new hypothetical problem that deals with using non-racial criteria to create school diversity New sections on the adverse impact of immigration on black employment and the impact of unemployment on prison rates Race, Racism, and American Law, Sixth Edition, compiled and published initially in 1973 by Derrick Bell, in this latest addition continues its position as an essential tool to any course addressing the reasons why race remains a key to America's economic, political and social functioning. If you aren't already using this text, request an examination copy today.

Business in the Contemporary Legal Environment

Author: Daniel V. Davidson,Lynn M. Forsythe

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454873515

Category: Law

Page: 696

View: 2944

Business in the Contemporary Legal Environment is a well-written, comprehensive coursebook providing complete coverage of the areas typically included in a one-semester legal environment course. This user-friendly text is written in a less formal style, avoiding "black letter law" statements whenever possible, and uses a combination of classic and contemporary cases to clearly illustrate the law. Every chapter begins with a Classic Case, a case from the past that helped to set the precedents for the material covered in the chapter. The authors then conclude each chapter with a Contemporary Case, a recent decision that shows a current application of one of the principles discussed in the chapter. In addition, helpful discussion questions and "You Decide" hypotheticals are included at the end of each chapter for further emphasis, as well as well-designed exhibits throughout the book, which help make the concepts easier to understand.

The Torts Process

Author: James A. Henderson,Douglas A. Kysar,Richard N. Pearson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887990

Category: Law

Page: 1000

View: 2375

The Torts Process, Ninth Edition uses a student-friendly, procedurally-focused approach that relies on proven problem-and-cases pedagogy to illuminate the overarching structure and organization of tort law. Its lively mix of problems, cases, notes, and questions stimulate thought and discussion, while providing a firm foundation in tort doctrine, history, and theory.

Contemporary Real Estate Law

Author: C. Kerry Fields,Kevin C. Fields

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454896272

Category: Law

Page: 720

View: 6729

Contemporary Real Estate Law, Second Edition by C. Kerry Fields and Kevin C. Fields, contains all the traditional topics in real estate law as well as the fresh, current information needed by real estate practitioners, brokers, investors, developers, homeowners, and anyone interested in the dynamic field of real estate. The authors focus on teaching the legal principles that create both rights enjoyed and the corresponding duties imposed upon those parties under property law. The Second Edition features the best and most current cases on each topic from courts across the United States. Many case-based examples throughout the text ensure students can apply the principles they learn. Exercises throughout the book challenge students to apply the law to real world settings, and “Focus on Ethics” sections highlight managerial decisions. Time-tested real estate forms and practice tips are provided to stimulate class discussion. Key Features: Exercises that challenge students to apply the law to real world situations Connected Coursebook format that offers robust search and highlighting, interactive practice questions, outlining software and more An accessible writing style combined with thoughtful pedagogy New charts, figures and exhibits to accelerate student learning A new chapter on environmental law that discusses frequent environmental issues that are present in real estate transactions